Carolyn R. Comer, MD

Dr. Carolyn Comer

Dr. Comer is a native of Birmingham Alabama and graduated from Auburn University and the University of South Alabama College Of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Comer is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She has participated in numerous scientific medical studies and been published in multiple medical journals, and has been active in research and patient education.

Dr. Comer is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the Academy of Pediatrics and licensed to practice in Alabama, Oregon, and the State of Washington.

Dr. Comer is recognized in the area, practicing at Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center from 1995 to 2008, before pursuing her practice in Washington State. She has a passion for pediatric allergy, asthma, and immunology and enjoys helping patients with allergies and their families to improve their day to day quality of life. She loves talking to her patients and takes time to listen diligently and to understand them as individuals with very specific needs and goals for treatment.

“Safety always comes first….that’s why we have dedicated office space and staff that is only doing OIT.  Even though we are part of a very large, busy allergy practice, our OIT team functions separately and currently sees patients in a satellite office on days that no other patients but OIT are scheduled. This allows for 1:1 care and attention that is needed for all, but especially for the higher risk patients. ”

Outside of the clinic setting, Dr. Comer enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family and her two beloved golden retrievers.

Credentials:
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL
Residency in Pediatrics: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology: National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO

Certifications:
Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Memberships:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Academy of Pediatrics


OIT Program at Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center

Dr. Comer returns to Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center as the Medical Director of our OIT (Oral Immunotherapy) Program. Until recently, the only answer for food allergies was avoidance of the allergen. She is excited to be offering patients with food allergies, in particular, peanut allergy, an option for a better quality of life. She is committed to offering them the personalized and individualized care they need. Dr. Comer considered offering OIT after several requests from her friends and colleagues to help desensitize their own children. We are fortunate that she has pursued her interest in helping her friends and the food allergy community.

We are currently offering Peanut Oral Immunotherapy, with plans to offer OIT for tree nuts in the future (launch date undetermined) Our current protocol requires patients be at-least 4 years of age to qualify for Peanut OIT.

We are using a hybrid protocol based off the works’ of Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Baker. Using patient safety as our foundation, our goal is to improve patients’ quality of life.


 Contact

Dr. Carolyn Comer
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center
16691 US-Hwy. 280, Chelsea, AL 35043
OIT Program Manager, Anthony Pallotta: 205-777-7183
http://www.alabamaallergy.com
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OIT Details

Doctor Name: Dr. Comer
State: Alabama
Allergen: Peanuts, Tree Nuts
Treats single/multi allergens at once: Single
Offers SLIT for food allergens: No

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