Why don’t many allergists offer allergy drops to their patients?

  • There are many reasons for this
    • Perhaps the most likely reason is a lack of familiarity with allergy drops. Prior to offering allergy drops to patients almost ten years ago, we invested considerable time researching the safety and efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy. Over the last ten years, we have developed state of the art knowledge and expertise- which is second-to-none in the Chicagoland area.
    • Allergy shots generate significantly more revenue than allergy drops- on a per patient basis. Unfortunately, profit can be a driving factor for many in the health care industry. From a financial perspective, allergists have historically had little reason to offer allergy drops to their patients. To see what we mean- call a local allergy practice and ask how much allergy shots cost per year and then compare that to the prices listed below for allergy drops.