Allergy Update

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma: Since 1972
18 Locations Across Metro Atlanta

Pollen Season - How Bad Was It? Is It Over?

We are often asked “Is this the worst one yet?” Well, worst is a relative term and depends on the criteria by which you compare. We can say that we had a prolonged spring pollen season having recorded 51 days in the high or extremely high range between March 1 and April 30. Compare that to 41 days in 2015 and 39 days in 2014 where the pollen count reached the upper ranges during the same time frame. So in one sense this year was worse than the previous two years. Weather has a lot to do with the behavior of the trees. The warm and wet winter followed by a drier and cooler spring likely led to the high counts. Read more.


2016 Food Allergy News: Early Exposure May Prevent Peanut Allergies

Peanuts

Food allergies are a big concern for anyone who has kids, and at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, we talk to parents about this issue every day. No one wants their children to have to go through life with a food allergy, but is there a way to prevent them? In the case of peanut allergies, there has been encouraging news this year. Two new studies provided further evidence that exposing children to peanuts early in life may stop them from developing an allergy later. Read more.

Asthma & Allergy Awareness in the Nation’s Capital

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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.

During the briefing there were several presentations including a heart-wrenching talk by retired NFL hall of famer, Ickey Woods, who tragically lost a son to asthma. All of these efforts are designed to highlight the importance of accurately diagnosing the triggers of asthma and having an asthma management plan in place to keep symptoms in control. Read more.

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

Healow app

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

The healow app is a secure app that helps you manage what’s most important – the health of you and your family. From one location you can manage the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma portal accounts of everyone in your family, as well as link accounts from other providers that utilize this app. Read more.

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Asthma Camp
June 6–10

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Camp Breathe Easy is a six-day, five-night residential camp for children ages 7–13 with asthma. Children with an asthma diagnosis from mild to severe are eligible to attend the camp. The camp is operated by the American Lung Association in Georgia. Read more.

Food Allergy Friendly Camp June 20–24

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Camp TAG provides a safe place for children with food allergies and eosinophilic disorders — and their siblings — to have fun without worries about allergic reactions, and meet other children who share similar experiences. Read more.

Practice News

  • Becky Wellborn has been a valuable member of our team since 1990. When she was hired to work in our business office, we were an eight-physician, eight-location practice. When Becky announced her retirement in 2016, she was the Director of Billing and Reimbursement and oversaw our Centralized Scheduling department. Read more.
  • Congratulations to Kim Norwood who recently completed the rigorous Pollen Certification Course through the National Allergy Bureau. Read more.
  • Congratulations to the American Lung Association for a very successful Fight for Air/Climb Atlanta event held downtown on April 16. Read more.

How Have We Helped?

Nothing makes us happier than hearing how the care and treatment provided by your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician and clinic staff has improved your health.

Our goal is to help you live your healthiest and most productive life. Sharing your positive experience may help others seeking allergy and asthma care.

If someone at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma has helped you or your family, please mention the staff member or clinic by name in an email to: PatientRelations@AtlantaAllergy.com