Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — have been named as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in its July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians named by the publication in the allergy and immunology specialty came from this one practice.
Those physicians were: Drs. Stanley M. Fineman, Erinn T. Gardner, Linda D. Guydon , Kevin L. Schaffer, Kathleen A. Sheerin, David D. Tanner and John A. Zora. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma has had multiple physicians on the Top Doctors list since its inception.
Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. This year, the publication honored 623 physicians. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry and Rockdale counties. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience.
Dr. Tanner, who serves as Medical Director for the practice, said Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is honored to have so many of its board-certified allergy specialists recognized as Top Doctors.
“This listing is a way of recognizing the important role specialists play in identifying and treating allergy and asthma conditions,” he said. “These conditions can have a significant impact on the quality of life for children and adults and can even create life-threatening situations. Accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and, when possible, avoidance of allergens can make a tremendous difference in a person’s overall health. The increased prevalence of food allergy, longer and more severe pollen seasons and air quality issues are all reasons why access to specialty care is so important. To have so many of our physicians recognized is a testament to the commitment of our practice to improving the lives of the patients we treat.”
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, the largest allergy practice in Georgia, has been the premier provider of quality care and research in the field of allergies, asthma, and immunology for more than 40 years. The practice’s board-certified allergists and specially trained nurse practitioners are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic, asthmatic and immunologic diseases. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is the only National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station in the Atlanta area.