Sara Ghannam, MD
Allergy and Immunology
Telehealth services available
Sees patients age 18 and above
Voorhees Township, NJ | Sewell, NJ
Who is Dr. Sara Ghannam?
Dr. Sara Ghannam is a highly skilled allergist/immunologist with a focus on diagnosing, medically managing, and treating a wide range of allergic conditions such as environmental allergies, food allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, and immunodeficiencies. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and earned her medical degree from Central Michigan University. Subsequently, she accomplished her Pediatric residency and Allergy/Immunology fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. As a member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, and the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Ghannam offers comprehensive Allergy/Immunology care spanning all age groups, from pediatric to geriatric. Her proficiency in Arabic and English enables effective communication with a diverse patient population.
Education and Training
Dr. Sara Ghannam’s professional journey took root at the esteemed Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she completed both her residency and fellowship. Her dedication to her field is evident in her board certification in Pediatrics, which she achieved in 2020. Dr. Ghannam’s immersive training and commitment to excellence at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation showcase her passion for providing specialized care in the realm of pediatrics.
Dr. Sara Ghannam is a highly respected allergist/immunologist with an extensive background in providing comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan before earning her medical degree from Central Michigan University. Subsequently, she accomplished her Pediatric residency and Allergy/Immunology fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Reputation and Experience
Dr. Sara Ghannam is a well-known and acclaimed allergy and immunology specialist with years of experience in diagnosing and treating allergies and immunodeficiencies. She has earned an excellent reputation among her peers for her comprehensive knowledge of allergic reactions and her ability to develop tailored treatments that address all aspects of the problem.
Benefits of seeing an Allergy and Immunology Specialist
Seeing an allergy and immunology specialist can be beneficial for people suffering from various allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and skin rashes. An allergy doctor can develop customized treatment plans tailored to the individual’s condition and lifestyle. They specialize in diagnosing and managing complex immunological conditions caused by allergies or other immune system disorders.
An allergy specialist can identify potential triggers of allergies based on a patient’s medical history as well as environmental factors or food sensitivities. With their comprehensive knowledge of allergic reactions and immunologic processes, they are able to provide effective treatments that address all aspects of the problem including avoidance strategies, medications, desensitization therapies, eye drops for eye allergies, etc. Allergy Partners is a network of allergists/immunologists who provide quality care with a focus on patient safety and satisfaction.
How to Diagnose Allergies and Immunodeficiencies
Diagnosing allergies and immunodeficiencies is complex due to diverse causes and the absence of a single definitive test. Allergists/immunologists begin with thorough patient history, considering exposures, symptoms, and related medical conditions. Specific tests like skin prick, patch, and IgE antibody blood tests, as well as total IgE and infection studies, are recommended based on the patient’s presentation. Imaging studies like X-rays or CT scans may aid in diagnosis. After reviewing the results, a tailored treatment plan is devised.
Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies for Environmental Allergies
Environmental allergies stem from airborne allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander. Risk factors encompass age, heredity, and environmental exposure. Prevention involves limiting allergen contact by avoiding outdoor activities during high pollen periods, closing windows in mold season, controlling indoor humidity, vacuuming carpets, washing bedding in hot water, and using HEPA air purifiers. Medications like antihistamines can alleviate allergic symptoms.