2014 Practice News


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.

Atlanta Allergy Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from everyone at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma!

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.

Holiday Allergy Tips

More than 40 million Americans suffer from year-round and/or seasonal allergy symptoms. Winter and the holiday season are full of additional triggers for some of those with allergies and asthma. Food allergies, seasonal scents, and dust and mold found on some decorations are just some of the concerns for this group. Here are some tips on how to keep the joy in the season.


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.

Don't Let Asthma Stop You From Being an Athlete

Patients with asthma and allergies can be competitive athletes. In fact, 8 percent of U.S. Olympic athletes have asthma. With appropriate diagnosis and management, asthma patients should be able to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Keeping Your Children Safe at Summer Camp

As a parent of a child with food allergies, it can be very nerve-wracking to send your child away to a summer camp. Depending on how serious your child’s allergies are, the precautions you will need to take may vary. However, there is no need to fret. As long as you stay informed about the potential dangers and prepare your child to approach these risks safely, you will have nothing to worry about when he or she goes away to camp.

Follow these tips to keep your child safe:

Summer Just Got a Whole Lot Better with These Food Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Time to bring the cooler, picnic basket, and lawn chairs out of storage for the best of what summer has to offer: great meals with family and friends. As much as we love summer barbecues and picnics, we understand that they can be challenging for those with food allergies. We have compiled a list of great meal options that you and your family can enjoy worry-free, courtesy of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and Kids With Food Allergies.

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.


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.