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2014 Practice News

December

New Look, New Resources…Same Commitment

We’ve got a new look, and we’re excited to share it with you! For more than 40 years, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma has provided cutting edge patient care for allergic, asthmatic, and immunologic diseases to generations of families in Atlanta and surrounding areas.

Although we have changed our look, we haven’t changed our mission. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is still dedicated to being the premier provider of quality care and innovative research for allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases in the Southeast. We want to assist our patients in achieving their optimum levels of health and quality of life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at PatientRelations@AtlantaAllergy.com.

Atlanta Allergy Holiday Hours

New Options for Allergy Sufferers

Allergen Immunotherapy is the only disease modifying treatment for allergy sufferers. There are now a number of excellent immunotherapy treatment options for those who live with the sometimes debilitating effects of seasonal and year-round allergies: allergy shots, allergy drops, and allergy tablets.

November

Our Patients in Action!

We are so proud of two of our patients, Jared Brown and Micah Kornblum, who are raising money and awareness in support of food allergy education and research. They both know firsthand how important this is, as Jared is allergic to tree nuts and Micah to dairy.

Atlanta Allergy Proud to Support SEED Center 2014 Gala

AtlantaAllergy & Asthma was proud to support The SouthEast Eosinophilic DiseaseCenter of Atlanta (The SEED Center) at their annual gala – “Lighting a Path to a Cure.”

Atlanta Allergy at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

his past weekend, thousands of allergy experts from around the world gathered at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians participated in the five days of important information and essential research presented at the meeting.

Atlanta Allergy Physicians and Staff Participate in Free Asthma Screening at Atlanta Hawks Game

Saturday night, physicians and staff from Atlanta Allergy helped administer more than 100 free asthma screenings at the Atlanta Hawks game.

2014 FARE Walk

Thanks to everyone who joined the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma team for the 2014 FARE Walk. More than 40 employees and family members helped support food allergy awareness by walking with our team.

Free Screenings at Atlanta Hawks Game

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is pleased to partner with The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the Allergy & Asthma Network as they host an event with the Atlanta Hawks Basketball team. Free asthma and allergy screenings will be offered at Philips Arena as the Hawks take on the New York Knicks on November 8th.

September

Allergy Shot Reminders Now Available

You can now sign up to receive allergy shot reminders by text and/or email. You can set these reminders to be generated when it is time for your injection, or to alert you when a shot has been missed.

Dr. Erinn Gardner on The Weather Channel to Discuss Fall Allergies and Asthma

Atlanta Allergy's own Dr. Erinn Gardner appeared on The Weather Channel talking about fall allergies and asthma. Studies show that a very high number of annual hospital admissions for asthma in children occur in September, just a few weeks after school begins. There are several reasons for this. First, respiratory infections are one of the causes of asthma exacerbations. Children go back to school and begin to share germs. For asthmatics, cooler temperatures and dryer air can also cause asthma symptoms.

Dr. Fineman Presented at the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 14th Biennial Convention

Dr. Stanley Fineman presented at the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 14th Biennial Convention on September 8-9, 2014, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.

August

New Woodstock Clinic Location

We are excited to announce that as of Monday, August 11th, our Woodstock clinic will be conveniently located off of I-575 at Exit 8, Towne Lake Parkway.

July

Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians named 2014 Top Doctors in Atlanta

Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — were recently honored as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta. Atlanta magazine named a total of seven physicians to the allergy and immunology category of their 2014 Top Doctors list. With five Atlanta Allergy physicians named, the practice comprised more than 70 percent of the magazine’s Top Doctors list for allergy and immunology.

WSB-TV turns to Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Dr. Stanley Fineman for answers on recent academic study

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic physician, Dr. Stanley Fineman, was recently featured on the WSB Channel 2, 5 p.m. news discussing a recent academic study released by the publication, Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Gary Lotner is Retiring from Full-Time Allergy Practice After 35 Years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Dr. Lotner has cared for two, sometimes three generations within families during his years as an allergist. When he joined Atlanta Allergy, there were five physicians and three locations. He was integral in helping our practice grow to one of the largest allergy and asthma groups in the country.

June

Event for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients

Please join us on Thursday, June 12th for an educational dinner program featuring a Patient Advocate and mother of four children with PID. Connect with others who are on this same journey and gather useful resources for living with PID.

May

Employees of the Quarter

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic congratulates our Employees of the Quarter. Our staff are some of our greatest assets.

Show Us Your Epi!

During Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11 through 17) and for the remainder of May, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma will be asking our patients at risk for anaphylaxis to “Show us your Epi!”

March

Join Us at the American Lung Association's Fight for Air - Climb Atlanta

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to be a sponsor of the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air – Climb Atlanta event on April 19 at One Ninety One Peachtree Tower.

Study Shows Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children

A study, published in the March issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, found that children's food allergies are gradually increasing, but they may be doubling among black children.

Are You Really Allergic? Fox5 Atlanta Finds Out

You say no to nuts. Steer clear of shellfish. Can't tolerate eggs, or anything with gluten. Are you truly allergic, or just sensitive to certain foods?

February

Tips for Finding "Dr. Right"

The new year brought health insurance changes with, forcing many to find new doctors. That's not always an easy transition. But, finding the right doctor for your needs is really critical.

January

Communication with Allergist is Key to Effective Asthma Treatment, New Paper by Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic Physician Determines

Any physician will tell you that following their recommended plan of medical action can help cure or alleviate symptoms, disorders, or conditions, and this is especially true with asthma. Unfortunately, too many asthma sufferers don’t follow their treatment plans and needlessly experience negative consequences.