2018 Practice News


New Treatment to Protect People with Peanut Allergies: Ready for FDA Review

The results of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanuts over time.


Minimize Your Exposure to Dust Mites

Although it is nearly impossible to eliminate dust and dust mites from your home there are steps you could take to minimize your exposure to these types of allergies.

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 — 10/27 in Lawrenceville

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 27th at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, GA.


Educational Dinner Program for HAE Patients, 10/2.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, there will be a patient education dinner program for Hereditary angioedema patients and their family members sponsored by Shire Pharmaceutical.

When Everything Goes Right with a Severe Food Allergy Reaction

As an allergist and parent of a now 20-year-old with pine nut allergy, I know I can handle a reaction anywhere, anytime, but could my son on his own?

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.

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:


Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors in Atlanta (2018)

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

In observance of Independence Day, all offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

Food Allergy Conference at Emory – 6/23

Healthcare Professionals: Join us this coming Saturday, June 23rd for a conference on the rapidly changing field of food allergy. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman will be one of the presenting experts.

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.


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.


Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Closed Memorial Day, May 28

In honor of Memorial Day, all Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed May 28.

Prevent Peanut Allergy with This Guide

Introducing peanut to your infant early can help prevent a peanut allergy. This excellent guide will help you understand the importance of early introduction and guide you through your first steps

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

Camp Breathe Easy is a six-day, five-night residential camp for children ages 7-13 with asthma. In 2018, Camp Breathe Easy will be held in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes at Camp Will-A-Way in Winder, GA. It will be the 38th year of camp!

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

Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we support our patients with food allergy and the organization that advocates for them year round. FARE's Food Allergy Hero's Walk is on Sunday, May 6th, at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.


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

We are operating regular clinic hours on Friday, 3/30 and Monday 4/2. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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

Our own Dr. Howard Silk will be one of the presenters at The Immune Deficiency Foundation’s Annual Education Meeting on April 14. This seminar is for individuals and family members living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. The event is free but you must register.

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.


Treatment Options for Dust Mite Allergy

If you suffer from allergy symptoms throughout the year, you might be allergic to house dust mites.

Our Sandy Springs Office Has Moved

We have relocated our Sandy Springs office! As of 1/15/18, we are in the Perimeter Place office building at the corner of Barfield Road and Mt. Vernon Highway, just west of 400. The new office is a mile from our former location and will provide our patients easier access in and out of the complex.


Allergy Shot Reminders

You can 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. Lily Hwang Begins Seeing Patients in Lawrenceville