Doctor's Blog

  • Allergist Versus Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor
    Why Choose an Allergist for your Allergy and Asthma? Allergies and asthma are both chronic conditions, and warrant visiting a specialist for the best management. However, with so many specialists out there, how Read more
  • Asthma Facts
    Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the lung airways that causes coughing, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath. The number of Americans with asthma grows every year. Currently, 26 million Read more
  • Back to School Allergy and Asthma Tips
    With the new school year now underway, you may consider these back-to-school allergy and asthma tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. These simple tools can help set up you Read more
  • Blood Tests – False Positive?
    While many medical offices use blood tests to evaluate allergies, board certified allergists rely on skin prick testing, which offers a more appropriate reflection of true allergies. Blood tests frequently show “false positive” results, and Read more
  • Breakthrough Peanut Allergy Study
    Food allergies have increased exponentially over the past 10 years, particularly peanut allergies.  The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new breakthrough study, demonstrating that infants with a slight Read more
  • Children with Food Allergies: Early Epinephrine
    The percentage of children with food allergies has increased over the years, which has ultimately led to increasing numbers of anaphylactic reactions.  Parents who have ever witnessed their child suffer Read more
  • Fall Allergies Are Upon Us
    Autumn is rapidly approaching. As backpacks fill with homework, football games kick off, and the Georgia heat simmers down, many know ragweed season also lurks around the corner. Ragweed grows Read more
  • Freedom Allergy: Specializing in Pediatric Asthma
    My child has asthma – shouldn’t I take him/her to a pediatric pulmonologist? Parents of children with asthma often have to schedule appointments months down the road, or travel long distances to Read more
  • Georgia Spring
    Few states rival Georgia’s refreshing springtime weather and luscious foliage. The bright azaleas, delicate cherry blossoms and crisp Cherokee roses remind everyone winter can only last so long. At Freedom Read more
  • Georgia Spring Allergies
    Atlanta jumped 12 spots last year on the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America’s (AAFA) list of Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies.  Atlanta rose from #72 in 2013 to #60 Read more
  • Infants with Food Allergies
    The new guidance for food introduction to babies is to start feeding them foods as young as 4 months old.  The new guidance stems from the Learning Early About Peanut Read more
  • It’s Ragweed Season!
    It’s ragweed season!  Symptoms of a ragweed allergy include: sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, itchy skin, eye irritation, sleep disruption, and symptoms of asthma. About 10%-30% of Americans suffer from Read more
  • National Allergy Bureau
    Visit the National Allergy Bureau to see the most accurate source for pollen and mold levels in your area. This is a resource provided by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Read more
  • New Guidelines for Early Peanut Introduction to Prevent a Peanut Allergy
    On Thursday, January 5, 2017, the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases released formal and detailed guidelines about the early introduction of peanuts to infants in order to proactively Read more
  • Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis
    Chronic sinusitis describes inflammation of the nasal sinuses lasting 12 or more weeks, and is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. When these ongoing sinus infections Read more
  • Rare Red Meat Allergy and Lone Star Tick
    A rare meat allergy has increased in prevalence over the past 10 years in the United States, in correlation with bites from the Lone Star tick. Named for the white Read more