2015 Practice News
Atlanta Allergy Immunotherapy patients who would like to order their allergy extract in this calendar year must do so by Monday, December 28th.
Early November 2015, the FDA approved a new medication for the treatment of severe, persistent asthma called Nucala (mepolizumab). It is an injectable medication that is given once a month in the doctor’s office. Nucala is indicated for people 12-years-old and over who have difficult asthma that is not controlled by their usual medications.
Physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology this past weekend in San Antonio.
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.
Immune Deficiency Foundation presents:IDF Education Meeting - Saturday, November 21. For Individuals & Family Members Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is pleased to again be participating in the 16th Annual Southeastern Primary Care Providers Community Health Fair, this Saturday from 9am-12pm. Specialists from a number of fields join the SEPC providers to offer an extraordinary day of service and education — all free of charge to the Southside community.
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.
Join FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all!
"Great practice full of friendly folks who really do work to help you feel better!”
“I am seriously compelled to write a review for this practice because Dr. Schaffer is by far, the best doctor I have EVER seen. I have been going here for 3 years now, on a yearly basis, and I am always so happy after I leave. The service they provide is awesome."
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!
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 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.
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.
Summer means outdoor fun — but it also means bugs!
We’re proud to congratulate our Douglasville office location for winning the Douglas County Sentinel's 2015 “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care!
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.
We, at Atlanta Allergy, wish everyone a happy holiday weekend.
Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family! Leia Clara Hamilton was born on May 30th and weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.
HAE Patient Education Program Presented by Shire
Please join our PI Support Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 to learn more about how to navigate healthcare coverage and PI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 recently appeared on CBS46 news to discuss the rising pollen count and provide tips for those experiencing allergy symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
To better serve the Buckhead community, we are relocating our office to a larger suite in the same building at 2045 Peachtree Road.
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.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is looking for qualified participants for an asthma research study. We are looking for people with uncontrolled asthma.
A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics reports that the use of a Food Allergy Blood test panel often results in misdiagnosis in children who are tested for food allergies.
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.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma!
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.
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.