2020 Practice News


Stanley M. Fineman, MD Receives the Prestigious Gold Headed Cane Award from ACAAI

We are proud to announce that Dr. Stanley M. Fineman has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Gold Headed Cane Award by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

How to Have an Allergy-Friendly, Socially Distanced Halloween

Although Halloween may look a little different this year, you can still make the most of it for your little ghosts and goblins! Be sure to follow safe, socially distanced trick-or-treating guidelines, and join us in participating in FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project.

Why You Really Need to Get Your Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the flu shot will not directly prevent illness from COVID-19, it will reduce the potential for hospitalization/illness due to influenza and reduce the chance of contracting both viruses.

Get to Know Dr. Kevin Schaffer

Our Physician Spotlights showcase our doctors and let you learn a little bit more about them and what they like to do when they are not seeing patients. Dr. Kevin Schaffer is a board-certified allergist who sees patients at our Sandy Springs and Snellville locations.


40 years of Service and Counting Pollen

This week, Marie McFalls celebrates 40 years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma!

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Dr. Kathleen Sheerin Appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up” on WSB Radio

On Sunday, August 9th, Dr. Kathleen Sheerin joined The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta radio show to discuss back-to-school and fall allergies.

Using Biologics to Treat Asthma and Certain Skin Conditions

For years, allergists have managed and controlled asthma with long-term control medicines to avoid asthma attacks, and quick-relief, or rescue, medicines to treat symptoms once they start. Allergists can now use a group of prescription drugs, called biologics, developed to treat difficult to control asthma and some skin conditions.


Back-to-School Preparation in the COVID-19 Era

Schools are facing major challenges for the 2020-2021 school year. If your child has nasal allergies, food allergies, or asthma, now is the time to schedule an appointment with your allergist.

The First FDA-Approved Treatment for Peanut Allergy Available at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is now offering PALFORZIA, the first FDA-approved treatment for pediatric patients with peanut allergy.

No Excuses - Why Masks Are Critical for Allergy and Asthma Patients

Mounting evidence supports the value of wearing a face covering to help slow the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. It is especially important for those with allergies and asthma to wear a mask.

Returning to Work Safely During COVID-19

Are you returning to the workplace with concerns about managing your respiratory health? It is important to be familiar with the CDC's safety recommendations for your specific industry.


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

More than half of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. More than half of the physicians in the publication’s allergy and immunology category come from this one practice.

Patient Travels from New Hampshire to See Dr. Carlton During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many non-coronavirus patients out of doctor’s offices, hesitant to seek care. Others, desperate for treatment have struggled with access to the healthcare they need. Here is a unique story from AA&A physician Dr. David Carlton about a family from New Hampshire that last month found their way to Georgia during the crisis seeking help for their child.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma's Statement on Racial Injustice

The tragic events of the past several weeks have saddened us, but it has renewed our commitment to not only seek diversity and inclusion in our own workplace but to root out racism and injustice wherever it may live.


Let Our Experts Help You Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Crisis

The past several months have been difficult for everyone, and an accurate diagnosis has never been more important. Learn more about the services we offer, and read what our patients have been saying about us during the COVID-19 crisis.

All COVID-19 Patient Communications

The team at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma continues to monitor daily for new information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). For your convenience, we have gathered our past Patient Updates in one place.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Safety Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For almost 50 years the specialists at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma have served the people of Atlanta and North Georgia and we will be here for you, our patients, through this public health crisis. We have closely monitored the rapidly evolving pandemic and implemented safety measures while still providing care to those who need it. 


Lunch Hour Closures at All AAA Offices, Effective 4/14

We are committed to staying open and delivering care to our patients in need during this period. However, we now find it necessary to adjust shot hours during this time. Effective Tuesday April 14th, all Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed between noon and 1 pm.


Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Announces Telehealth Visits and Additional Safety Measures

Starting Monday, 3/23, we are rolling out telehealth visits with the goal of greatly reducing the number of patients coming to our offices. We continue to take precautions to promote social distancing and minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure while still providing care to those that need it.

COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020

We have promised to keep you updated during this unprecedented time. One thing has proven true — this is a rapidly evolving public health crisis.

Important Update Regarding Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 - March 13, 2020

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing and fluid situation from a public health perspective, we are committed to keeping you informed and to taking care of you, our patients.

Health & Safety Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 5, 2020

The physicians at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus and protocols around the outbreak are evolving, we are working to protect our patients, providers, and staff.


Get to Know Dr. Keith Lenchner

Our Physician Spotlights showcase our doctors and let you learn a little bit more about them and what they like to do when they are not seeing patients. Dr. Keith Lenchner is a board-certified allergist who sees patients at our Buckhead and Stockbridge locations.

FDA Approves First Peanut Allergy Drug for Children

On Friday, January 31st the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children. Palforzia is indicated for children with peanut allergy to reduce the risk of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts.