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.

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.


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.


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...