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Recall on Lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets

Camber Pharmaceuticals is recalling one lot of Montelukast sodium tablets because the bottles are labeled "montelukast sodium tablets, 10-mg, 30-count" but actually contain 90 tablets of losartan potassium, 50 mg.


Offices Closed on Monday, September 3 in Observance of Labor Day

All Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.

EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended on Specific Lots

In an effort to mitigate the EpiPen shortage during back-to-school season, the FDA has extended the expiration date on certain lots of EpiPens.

Fall Allergy Season — Are You Ready?

The temperatures outside tell us that fall isn’t quite here, but allergy seasons do not exactly follow the calendar. You might not be feeling your allergy symptoms yet, but if you want to enjoy this beautiful season you will want to start preparing in advance.

Life Saving Injectable Epinephrine — Options Available

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction. Patients with life threatening allergies need immediate access to epinephrine, the only medication that can quickly reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Due to reported difficulties in filling prescriptions for some of the epinephrine devices, it is important for patients at risk for anaphylaxis to know their options:


How Do Allergies and Asthma Impact Your Child’s Performance in School?

We are about to start another school year and if your child has allergies or asthma, there is more to think about than just school supplies and new shoes.

Back to School with Allergies and Asthma

Back-to-school season is a very busy time for all families, but if your child has allergies or asthma, it can feel even more hectic. Here are some tips for those families to keep in mind as they get back into the school routine.


Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors in Atlanta

Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians in the publication’s allergy and immunology category come from this one practice.

Offices Closed Wednesday July 4th for Independence Day

Food Allergy Conference at Emory – 6/23

Dr. Kip Cole to Retire

After nearly 34 years caring for patients with allergic disease and asthma, Dr. Kip Cole is retiring this month. Dr. Cole has been treating families in North Fulton and Marietta for years, often helping multiple generations breathe easier.

Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Harmful Air Quality

As we move into the summer months, it is important to understand the connection between asthma and air quality. While air pollution does not cause asthma, it can definitely trigger asthma symptoms or an asthma attack if you already have this condition.


Summertime Safety Tips for Individuals with Allergies and Asthma

The best part of summer is the time spent having fun outdoors; however, individuals with asthma and allergies must also be aware of triggers and potentially dangerous situations specific to summertime.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Offices Closed on Memorial Day

All 17 Atlanta Allergy offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday morning.

NOW ENROLLING: Pediatric Seasonal Allergy Study

Does your child suffer from sneezing, runny or itchy nose, red, itchy or watering eyes, and nasal congestion?

Update on Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have trouble filling your prescription, please contact your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma office for options.

Allergic to Ragweed Pollen? Now is the Time to Discuss Treatment Options

If you suffer from fall allergy symptoms, you are most likely reacting to ragweed pollen.


Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Closed Memorial Day, May 28

Prevent Peanut Allergy with This Guide

FARE Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 13-19

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom.

Asthma Camp in Georgia, July 15-20

World Allergy Week: April 22-28, 2018

World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO.) The WAO established this initiative with the goal of bringing together different groups for an integrated approach to addressing the needs of patients who suffer from allergic diseases and asthma and those who provide care for them.

Join Us At FARE's Food Allergy Hero's Walk May 6


Regular Clinic Hours on Fri, 3/30 and Monday, 4/2

Now Offering New Patient Consultations within 24 hours

We are offering new patient consultations with an allergy expert within 24 hours at many of our 17 locations.

Dr. Silk to Speak at IDF Education Meeting on 4/14

Pollen Count Available On Weekends beginning 3/24

Glimpse of Spring? Tree Pollens Hit Early, What Does This Mean For You?

As often occurs in Atlanta and southeast, we begin to get spurts of warmer temperature leading us to Spring. These warmer temps often trick the trees into releasing pollens that we normally do not see until the spring months. What does that mean for you?

Atlanta Allergy Offers Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Join us at the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival from April 13-15 in beautiful Piedmont Park! We will provide FREE asthma screenings Saturday and Sunday.


Common Mistakes in Treating Spring Allergies

Some of the most common ways people combat their spring allergy symptoms may not be providing relief at all. Here are five common mistakes and advice on how to better control the sneezing and wheezing that comes with pollen season.

Atlanta Allergy Participates in American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb

Join us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb-Saturday, April 21st.

Penicillin Allergy — Who Should Be Tested and Why?

Treatment Options for Dust Mite Allergy

Our Sandy Springs Office Has Moved

Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days

Spring pollen got you down? Check out our tips for surviving high pollen days.


It's a New Year — Commit to Better Breathing

With the new year comes new opportunities for health goals and resolutions. For allergy and asthma sufferers, it's the perfect time to get the wheezing and sneezing under control and commit to better breathing in 2018!


Dr. Lily Hwang Begins Seeing Patients in Lawrenceville

Allergy & Asthma Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

The holiday and winter season can be a tough time for individuals with allergies or asthma. From the cold weather to all the holiday family meals, it’s important for individuals with these conditions to be aware of potential risks they might face.

Tips for Combating Winter Allergies

If you are perpetually stuffy, have itchy eyes, and pressure in your head during winter, you might suffer from what is often called “winter allergies.” Because you are indoors more during the colder months often with little ventilation, you are exposed to indoor allergens like mold, dust mites, and animal dander.


Have You Met Your Deductible? Good Time to Schedule an Allergy Test

The end of the year is a good time to think about how to get the most from your health insurance, including scheduling an appointment for an allergy test. Both allergy testing and treatments are covered by most insurance plans, so if you’ve met your deductible for the year, your out-of-pocket costs could be minimal, or possibly zero.

2017 Allergy Extract Order Deadline

Lawrenceville Office is Relocating — 12/4

Latest News and Research on Allergy and Asthma

The latest news and research on allergic diseases and asthma were unveiled at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held in Boston at the end of October. More information on the most noteworthy studies presented are available here.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Voted "Best Allergy Care" by Atlanta community

We are proud to announce we have been voted "Best Allergy Care" by the Atlanta community through Best Self Magazine's “Best of 2017” contest.


Halloween with Food Allergies – Keep the Fun without the Fear

Learn about the Teal Pumpkin Project and the best tips for dealing with food allergies during the Halloween season.

IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency – 10/28

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 28th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

Make sure your family is well protected this Halloween season and check out our tips for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Join us in supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project

Learn where to get your teal pumpkin and ideas for non-food treats!

Primary Immunodeficiency Patient Dinner - 11/9

Shire is sponsoring a dinner program to help Primary Immunodeficiency patients and their caregivers navigate insurance coverage and reimbursement.

The September Asthma Peak - What is It?

Fall is one of the most dangerous times for people with asthma, especially children. Asthmatics often enjoy a reprieve from symptoms during the summer months, but ER visits for asthma increase during September and October.


Avoid the wait - request an appointment online

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Schedule your flu vaccine appointment today at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma.

National Penicillin Allergy Day – Are you Allergic?

September 28th is National Penicillin Allergy Day! Learn about the symptoms and how you can get tested to see if you have a penicillin allergy.


Our Alpharetta Office has Moved

To better serve the Alpharetta community, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Alpharetta office has relocated.


Atlanta's FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk - Sunday, September 10


Suffer from fall allergy symptoms? Now is the time to discuss treatment options.

Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians receive Top Doctors honors in Atlanta

Drs. Stanley M. Fineman, Erinn T. Gardner, Linda D. Guydon, Kevin L. Schaffer, Kathleen A. Sheerin, David D. Tanner, John A. Zora appear in Atlanta magazine’s July issue

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Patients - Free educational dinner event


Douglasville office wins "Best Allergy Care" community award

Show Us Your Epi!


Dr. Stanley Fineman Heads to Capitol Hill for Allergy & Asthma Day

The 20th Allergy & Asthma Network Day on Capitol Hill (AADCH) is taking place Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EpiPen recall expanded, EpiPen users please read.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma patients who have EpiPens, please be aware the recall has expanded to include lots distributed in the U.S.

Important recall information for EpiPen and Ventolin Asthma Inhalers

Mylan has announced its manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr.® epinephrine auto-injectors to the United States.

Need an Appointment? Options for scheduling

Join the Atlanta Allergy Team!


Join us for the Fight For Air Climb on April 22nd


New Guidelines for When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Infants

On Jan. 5, updated guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) defined high-, moderate- and low-risk infants for developing peanut allergy, and how to proceed with the introduction of peanut-containing foods based on risk.

Allergic to grass pollen? Now is the time to discuss treatment options.

Rome Office relocating this month


December Holiday Hours

All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 as our staff spends time with their families for the holiday.


Tips for protecting yourself against harmful air quality

Recent wildfires in North Georgia have caused the air quality in metro-Atlanta to reach code orange and red levels on the Air Quality Index (AQI) over the past few days. At these high levels everyone may begin to experience adverse health effects and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects. Sensitive groups include older adults, children, and those with lung diseases including asthma.

New Study Finds Reducing Indoor Allergens May Be As Effective As Medication For Treating Childhood Asthma

A study recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. reports that reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can be as effective as medicines in controlling childhood asthma.

Free Screenings at Fayetteville Health Fair - Nov 12

Southeastern Primary Care is sponsoring a health fair on Saturday November 12th from 9 am till 12 noon.

Have you met your deductible? Schedule your appointment before end of year.

Have you met your deductible? Need to use your Flexible Spending Account before the end of the year? Schedule an appointment now and see your Atlanta Allergy provider before the end of 2016!


Join the Atlanta Allergy Team!

As the largest allergy practice in Georgia, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is looking for qualified, experienced, and service-oriented people to help provide exemplary care for our patients.

Congratulations to Dr. Kalish, Voted Best Allergist

Congratulations to Dr. Louis Kalish on being named “Best Allergist” in Best Self Magazine’s Best of 2016 Contest.

Recent study finds unusual new trigger for fall allergy symptoms

Fall allergy season in Atlanta and the Southeast has historically been characterized by weed pollen, particularly ragweed. But in a study conducted using data from the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Pollen Counting Station, an interesting trend was uncovered.

Teal Pumpkin Project - Teal is the New Orange

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma supports FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Join the movement that helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy.

Safe Halloween for Food Allergy Families

The Halloween season is filled with school parties, trick-or-treating, and other food-centric celebrations that put children with food allergies at a higher risk of exposure to allergens than usual.

Atlanta's FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Sun Oct. 23

The 2016 FARE Walk for Food Allergy is on Sunday, October 23rd at Chastain Park. Event festivities begin at 1 pm. Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we walk on this day to support our patients and their families that live with food allergies every day!

Hereditary Angioedema Documentary "Special Blood" will be screened in Atlanta

IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency - Sat Oct. 29, Dunwoody

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their 1st Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 29th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

Hereditary Angioedema

The documentary film "Special Blood" will present an informative perspective on the rare, life-threatening condition of Hereditary Angioedema. The film premiere in Atlanta is on Monday, October 24th at the Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX.

Fall Allergy Season - Are You Ready?

The temperatures outside tell us that fall isn’t quite here, but allergy seasons do not exactly follow the calendar. You might not be feeling your allergy symptoms yet, but if you want to enjoy this beautiful season you will want to start preparing in advance.


What's really causing your fall allergy symptoms - may not be what you think.

Dr. Stanley Fineman recently spoke with WSB-TV about a new trend in the pollen counts.

It's time...have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Although the flu vaccine is recommended for most children and adults, it is especially important that our patients with asthma and chronic sinusitis receive their yearly flu shot.


If you are someone who suffers from fall allergy symptoms, you might feel like they last longer than they used to. Some theories blame global warming. Research suggests that because of our extended warm seasons, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.

Vote for Dr. Kalish - Best Allergist, Best Self Magazine's "Best of 2016"

Our very own Dr. Louis B. Kalish has been nominated for Best Self's "Best Allergist" award as part of their Best of 2016 contest!


Ensuring Patient Access to Medication

Every day we work with our patients to help them get access to the medications they need, including injectable epinephrine.

Free asthma screening Saturday 9/3 at Celebrate Freedom festival

Join us this Saturday, September 3rd, at Celebrate Freedom - a family-friendly festival at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

Details on EpiPen Expanded Discount Program

On August 25, 2016 the drug company, Mylan, announced details of an expanded discount program they say will further enhance access to EpiPen Auto-Injector.

Backyard Allergy & Asthma Dangers: Dr. Hwang Talks to CBS46 About How to Avoid

Labor Day weekend Bar-B-Q's are coming up! Our own Dr. Lily Hwang visited the set of CBS46's Atlanta Plugged In to discuss allergy and asthma dangers right in our backyards.

Tips for Safe Flying with Food Allergies

Last week Delta announced that they were testing new in-flight snack options. One of those options included offering cashews instead of peanuts (link to blog.) We discussed why this change is not a significant improvement for their customers with peanut allergy, but we also wanted to provide you with some tips for flying with food allergies.

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease Education Meeting - 9/10


Stay Safe From Insect Stings This Summer

For many of us, summer brings increased time outdoors and therefore increased exposure to insects. Everyone will react in some way to the venom of stinging insects, but it is estimated that as many as 13 million people in the U.S. may be at risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that spreads quickly through the body.

Webinar on Insect Sting Allergies, July 20th

Anxious about insect stings this summer? Learn how to avoid and treat stings, especially if you have a life-threatening allergy.

What to Do If You're Stung by an Insect


Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians named Top Doctors in Atlanta

Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — have been named as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in its July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians named by the publication in the allergy and immunology specialty came from this one practice.


Smog alert a warning to sensitive groups

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter.

Download the Free healow App – Link Your Family’s Portal Accounts

Did you know you can link your family’s patient portal accounts through the healow app?

Asthma & Allergy Awareness in the Nation’s Capital

The Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology celebrated Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill recently. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman was in Washington, D.C. to participate in this program that discusses relevant issues pertaining to the care of patients with allergies and asthma with our legislators.

Practice News

Offices Closed Monday July 4th for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, all 18 offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend with your friends and family.

Over The Counter Not Working? You Are Not Alone.

Anyone suffering with seasonal allergies knows the local pharmacy carries shelves full of over-the-counter medications to help manage symptoms. Unfortunately, most seasonal allergy sufferers take over-the counter (OTC) products rather than the treatments they actually prefer — prescription medications and allergen immunotherapy.

Participants Needed for a Seasonal Rhinitis Research Study

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is currently recruiting participants for a Research Study for Seasonal Rhinitis. Participants must be 12 years of age or older, have a 2 year history of Seasonal Allergies and be able to attend 4 office visits.

Food Allergy & Asthma Friendly Camps

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, and co-workers about these diseases. Most people know that allergists treat allergic conditions – but not everyone is aware that allergists are the medical professionals specially trained to identify the factors that trigger asthma.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices closed on Memorial Day

All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Educational program on Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

An educational lunch program is being offered by Shire for our patients, their families and friends. The event is Saturday, May 14th at Maggiano's Little Italy at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The lunch program begins at 1pm and is free, however, you must register in advance.

Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 8-14

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.

Show Us Your Epi!


Recent Study Shows Major Side Effects From Certain Allergy Medications

Many allergy sufferers have noticed that some allergy medications can cause side effects. No one likes to take medications that cause fatigue, sleepiness, or difficulty concentrating. In fact some of these medications also carry warnings about operating heavy machinery or driving while taking them.

Growing evidence suggests introducing peanuts in infancy is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy

There is growing evidence that introducing peanuts in infancy – instead of delaying consumption – is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy.

World Allergy Week: Are warming trends contributing to pollen allergies?

The World Allergy Organization (WAO), an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 97 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world, will address the theme of “Pollen Allergies – Adapting to a Changing Climate” during World Allergy Week 2016 from April 4-10.


Error in the Pollen Count for March 16th

The pollen count was reported in error earlier this morning. The accurate number is 670, with tree pollens in the high range. People sensitive to tree pollens, especially Pine, Oak, Elm, Birch and Maple may experience symptoms at this elevated level. We apologize for the error.

Free asthma screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Looking for something fun to do the weekend of April 8th? Stop by the 80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma team will be there providing free asthma screenings for the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Join us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb - April 16th

Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s 10 Year Anniversary Fight for Air Climb, a vertical race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta That’s 51 floors – 1,272 steps!

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter.

Dr. David Tanner to speak about spring allergies this Thursday at Comprehensive Internal Medicine

Dr. David Tanner, allergist and Medical Director for Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, will talk about spring allergies and their impact on other health conditions this Thursday, March 31 at 12:30PM. This event will also mark the grand re-opening and open house of one of our partner health organizations, Comprehensive Internal Medicine.


Allergy Shot Reminders

Allergen Immunotherapy is a disease modifying treatment that can reduce your allergic sensitivities and provide long-term relief. When you adhere to your recommended injection schedule, over time, you will experience significant improvement in your allergic symptoms.

Warning: Traffic alert near our Sandy Springs Office this week

The film company, Bambino Films, LLC, will be filming scenes for the upcoming motion picture "Baby Driver" in the Perimeter area.

The filming dates are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 3/16, Thursday, 3/17 and Monday, 3/21, between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Kennestone Office Changes Location

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Kennestone office will be closed on Friday, March 4th as we prepare to move to our new location.


Allergic to grass pollen? New options available.

If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets.


December Holiday Hours

All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th to observe the Christmas holiday. Our offices will close at 2pm on Thursday, December 31st and remain closed on Friday, January 1st - New Years Day 2016. Happy Holiday Season to all!

Deadline to Order Allergy Extract in 2015 is 12/28

Atlanta Allergy Immunotherapy patients who would like to order their allergy extract in this calendar year must do so by Monday, December 28th.

FDA approves new treatment option for patients with severe asthma.

Breastfeeding and Allergies – new study reveals interesting data

Dr. Lily Hwang speaks at 6th Annual Fulton County School Nurse and Clinic Assistant Conference

Our own Dr. Lily Hwang was able to share important information about allergies and asthma this past Friday with nurses and clinic assistants from schools all across Fulton County.

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease-Education Meeting Sat. 11/21

Immune Deficiency Foundation presents:IDF Education Meeting - Saturday, November 21. For Individuals & Family Members Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Community Health Fair - Free asthma screening and other services this Saturday

It’s That Time of the Year – Is Your Asthma Under Control?

Auvi-Q Recall: Important - Please Read

Teal Pumpkin Project a big success!

Thank you for participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Not only did you help raise awareness of food allergies, by providing non-food treats, you helped to create a safer and happier Halloween for all.

Flu shots are available at all 18 Atlanta Allergy locations


Take the Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge

Join FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all!

Tips to keep you and your family safe this Halloween


Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Participates in 10th Anniversary FARE Walk for Food Allergy

We had a great turn out for the 10th Anniversary "FARE Walk for Food Allergy" event at Grant Park this past weekend - in spite of the weather!

Going back to school, allergy and asthma ready

For children with food allergies, back-to-school is a great time to visit your allergist to confirm your child’s risk for anaphylaxis as some children do grow out of certain allergies. Remember – the most important aspect of treatment for food allergy is an accurate diagnosis. Food allergies can be difficult to diagnose and often require more than one test to confirm (blood test, skin prick test and possible oral food challenge).


Fall Allergy Season Is Here!!

This is ragweed, the most common culprit for fall allergies. It grows wild almost everywhere, but especially on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In the southeast, we begin to see ragweed pollen as early as August with peak levels in mid-September.

Five of the Seven Top Docs in Category from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Five of seven Top Docs in category from Atlanta Allergy and Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — In all, Atlanta magazine named seven physicians to the allergy and immunology category in its 2015 Top Doctors’ list, meaning that those from Atlanta Allergy comprised more than 70 percent of the magazine’s Top Doctors in that specialty.

Peanut Allergy Drug Slated for 2018

We at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma are please to see that the FDA has decided to fast-track the studies for these potential therapies for patients with peanut allergy. The preliminary data looks promising for this novel system for delivery of allergen immunotherapy.


Insect Sting Allergies

Summer means outdoor fun - but it also means bugs!

10th Anniversary - FARE Walk for Food Allergy, October 4th at Grant Park

Douglasville Office wins “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care

We’re proud to congratulate our Douglasville office location for winning the Douglas County Sentinel's 2015 “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care!


Consensus Communication on Early Introduction of Peanut for Children at Risk

Expert organizations have come together to provide a consensus opinion on the LEAP (Learning Early about Peanut) Study released in February. This trial demonstrated a successful 11% - 25% absolute reduction in the risk of developing peanut allergy in high-risk infants (and a relative risk reduction of up to 80%) if peanut was introduced between 4 and 11 months of age.

In observance of Independence Day we will be closed on July 3rd.

We at Atlanta Allergy wish everyone a happy holiday weekend.

Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family!

Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family! Leia Clara Hamilton was born on May 30th and weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Patient Education Event-6/20/15

HAE Patient Education Program Presented by Shire

Show Us Your Epi!

During Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10 through 16) and for the remainder of May, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma will be asking our patients at risk for anaphylaxis to “Show us your Epi!”

Primary Immunodeficiency Patient Dinner and Program

Please join our PI Support Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 to learn more about how to navigate healthcare coverage and PI.

May is Food Allergy Action Month

According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization, up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Of this 15 million, the condition affects 1 in every 13 American children under 18 years of age. In an effort to educate the public and spread awareness about the world of food allergies, FARE has declared May Food Allergy Action Month and May 10-16, 2015 as Food Allergy Awareness Week.

Food Allergy Awareness Week – May 10th-16th

The national organization, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), established Food Allergy Awareness Week in 1998 to educate the public and raise awareness of food allergies.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society of Georgia Honors Dr. Silk, Names Dr. Sheerin President-Elect

The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society of Georgia held their annual meeting May 1-3 at Lake Lanier. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians were on hand as the group honored our own Dr. Howard Silk for his service as president of the organization over the past two years and named Dr. Kathleen Sheerin incoming president-elect.

Food Allergy Mall Walk and Expo Sunday May 3

Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we kick off Asthma and Allergy Awareness month at the 2015 Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Mall Walk and Expo on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

At Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, our specially trained physicians are dedicated to providing state-of-the art, quality care to our patients with allergic disease and asthma. Our practice is committed to raising awareness, providing education to the public, and participating in research to continue to help develop new therapies that will benefit all patients with asthma and allergies.


Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Team Tackles 51 Flights at Fight for Air Climb

Congratulations to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma climbers who conquered 51 flights of stairs at the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb!

Dr. Stanley Fineman speaks at International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Atlanta Allergy and Asthma's Dr. Stanley Fineman was recently featured as a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) from April 8-9, 2015.

April 13 - 19 is World Allergy Week

World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) that strives to bring awareness to the importance of understanding airway allergies and to improve the quality of life and reduce the socioeconomic burden that they cause around the world.

WSB-TV Goes Behind The Scenes of Daily Pollen Count

Have you ever wondered how the daily pollen count is calculated? Dr. Lily G. Hwang recently gave WSB-TV meteorologist Katie Walls a behind the scenes look into the process.

FDA Alert - Over-The-Counter Asthma Products Labeled as Homeopathic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to rely on asthma products labeled as homeopathic that are sold over-the-counter (OTC).

Dr. Stanley Fineman Appears On CBS46 News

Dr. Stanley Fineman recently appeared on CBS46 news to discuss the rising pollen count and provide tips for those experiencing allergy symptoms.

Weekend Pollen Counts

Beginning March 28th and continuing through peak pollen season, our certified pollen counting team will work 7 days a week to provide the counts that assist our patients and the community in planning their daily activities through the spring.

Atlanta Allergy Offers Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is excited to again participate in the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.


Join Atlanta Allergy for Community Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair Saturday, April 4

Join Atlanta Allergy's Dr. Erinn Gardner and staff from the Douglasville clinic for Alpha Kappa Alpha's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Health Fair & Business Expo Saturday, April 4.

Smart Investments for Spring? Allergy Shots says Today Show Expert

Did you catch Today Show​ financial editor Jean Chatzky​ discussing smart ways to spend your money this Spring? She suggested that one of the best ways to invest in your health this spring may be allergy shots.

Buckhead Clinic Closed March 27 For Move

To better serve the Buckhead community, we are relocating our office to a larger suite in the same building at 2045 Peachtree Road.


Exciting New Research on Peanut Allergy Reveals It May Be Prevented Early in Life

The results of a groundbreaking clinical trial to prevent food allergy were presented on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that sustained consumption of a peanut-containing snack by babies at high risk for developing peanut allergy reduced the risk of their developing peanut allergy.


Participants needed for Asthma Research Study

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is looking for qualified participants for an asthma research study. We are looking for people with uncontrolled asthma. To be considered for this study, you must:

  • Be between 6 and 11 years of age
  • Have received an asthma diagnosis at least 6 months ago
  • Are taking a daily preventer medication, called a corticosteroid
  • Have not been hospitalized or required more than one emergency treatment for their asthma in the past 6 months


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!”


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?


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.


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.