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2022 Practice News


Dr. Michael Halwig to Retire At End of Year

After 37 years of practicing medicine, most of that time with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Michael Halwig is retiring at the end of the year.


ACAAI 2022 Meeting Reveals Most up to Date Research on Allergies and Asthma

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians recently attended the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting where the most up-to-date research on allergy and asthma was unveiled.

Holiday Closing Dates

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma will be closed on the following days during the 2022 Holiday Season:

Allergy & Asthma Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

The holiday and winter season can be a tough time for individuals with allergies or asthma. From the cold weather to the holiday meals, it’s important for individuals with these conditions to be aware of potential risks they might face.

Dr. Linda Guydon to Retire After 28 Years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

After 39 years of practicing medicine, 28 of those with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Linda Guydon is retiring at the end of November.


2022 Allergy Extract Reorder Deadline

If you would like to order your allergy extract and have it billed to insurance in this calendar year, you must do so by Friday, December 16th. Any orders placed after that date will be processed in 2023.

Halloween Tips for Safe Trick or Treating with Food Allergies

Make sure your family is well protected this Halloween season and check out our tips for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Have You Met Your Deductible? Good Time to Schedule an Allergy Test

The end of the year is a good time to think about how to get the most from your health insurance, including scheduling an appointment for an allergy test. Both allergy testing and treatments are covered by most insurance plans, so if you’ve met your deductible for the year, your out-of-pocket costs could be minimal, or possibly zero.

The Connection Between Eczema and Other Allergic Diseases

Researchers are continually learning more about the underlying causes and triggers of eczema. Even today, the root cause remains a bit of a mystery.


National Penicillin Allergy Day — Are You Allergic?

September 28th is National Penicillin Allergy Day. Up to 10 percent of the population report being allergic to penicillin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, most of those may actually be able to safely use penicillin, either because they never were truly allergic or because they have lost sensitivity over time.

When Does Fall Allergy Season Start in Georgia? Earlier Than You Would Think!

When we think of the fall season in Georgia, cooler temperatures, a change of foliage colors, and football may come to mind. But if your runny nose and watery eyes seem to start before autumn’s official arrival, you’re not alone.


Are You Allergic to Mold?

Molds can be found outdoors, in your home, and in other buildings you visit. Learn more about mold allergy symptoms and when mold activity is the highest.


Summer Asthma Management

Asthma has many known triggers, and for some people, they’re worse during the summer months. Although factors such as poor air quality don’t directly cause asthma, they can exacerbate symptoms. Fortunately, it’s still possible to enjoy the warm weather with the following considerations.

Heading Off To College? Here's Your Allergy & Asthma Checklist

The summer before your teen heads off to college is full of checklists. However, if your child has environmental allergies, asthma, and/or a food allergy, there are important items that should be on the list.


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

Nine physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma allergists consistently appear on the list, which annually honors notable physicians among the area’s healthcare landscape.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Honored as Best Allergy/Immunology Practice in Atlanta

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma has been named Best Allergy and Immunology Practice in Atlanta by The Atlantan magazine. Our practice appears on the Best of the City list in the publication’s July/August issue. We would like to thank and recognize the members of our practice for their tireless efforts to provide quality patient care in a compassionate and innovative manner.


New Study Reveals Pollen Season Will Last Longer, Be More Severe

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, allergy season will last longer, and pollen counts will be higher in the coming years. As the planet’s temperature rises, and carbon dioxide concentrations increase, the study suggests by the year 2100 pollen season could start as many as 20 days earlier in the spring and be delayed in the fall.

Spring ’22 – Update on Safety Protocols

As we prepare to support our patients who need us during the spring season, we want to remind you of our ongoing commitment to safety protocols. We continue to follow CDC guidelines for medical practices, which still include the wearing of masks by staff, patients, and guests.

Common Mistakes in Treating Spring Allergies

Some of the most common ways people combat their spring allergy symptoms may not be providing relief at all. Here are five common mistakes and advice on how to better control the sneezing and wheezing that comes with pollen season.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Opens New Office in Athens

In March '22, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma opened a new office that will serve Athens and the surrounding areas. This expansion allows greater access to specialty care for people with nasal and eye allergies, food allergies, asthma, skin allergies, medication allergies, and insect sting allergies.


Championship Level Allergy and Asthma Care Comes to Athens

Tonight, we’ll be watching as the University of Georgia Bulldogs play the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for the National Championship. Should be a great game! We thought this was a good time to announce...