Do you live in the Atlanta, GA area and suffer from allergies? Are you looking for a top-notch asthma specialist? Come to the Allergy & Asthma Center today and speak with our experienced, board-certified doctors. Supported by our fantastic staff, we’ve helped many in the Atlanta area with their asthma and allergies. While there is no cure for either condition, we can help you manage your ailment to help lessen the severe symptoms. Make an appointment today!
What ages do you serve at your clinic, and what are some of the services you have?
We can serve your entire family at our facility, young and old. Allergies and asthma present unique challenges to the elderly and children. We can help you and your family meet the challenges these conditions present so you can feel better sooner and maintain it. Not sure what is causing your allergy? Come in today for comprehensive allergy testing. We know how to treat food allergies, skin allergies, drug allergies, insect allergies, and nasal/sinus allergies. We’ll pinpoint the source of your allergy and design a treatment plan to address it. If you are diagnosed with asthma, we can also customize a treatment to help lessen your symptoms so you can breathe easier.
What kind of allergy testing do you have available?
One of our most effective and commonly used testing methods is prick testing. This method pricks your skin with the allergen related to the allergy we are testing. If a small, bug bite like bump appears, this usually indicates you are allergic to something. When the results of this test are less clear, we can also administer intradermal and blood testing. These tests can be a bit more costly and uncomfortable, so they are generally not our first choice. Patch testing is also available for those who do not want their skin pricked.
Our clinic can also administer (under the careful supervision of our staff) challenge testing. This testing method is reserved when we need to recreate the allergic reaction to diagnose your condition better. Challenge testing should never be done without the supervision of one of our experienced allergists.
How can you help me control my asthma?
Overall, we want to help you manage your asthma so you can go about your life without being too concerned about it. How we manage it depends on the severity of your symptoms and how often they occur. We’ll evaluate these factors when you visit our clinic as well as your lung function. Using this information, we’ll put together a comprehensive plan that can include daily medications and, if needed, rescue inhalers.
Daily medications, commonly known as controller medications, help prevent common symptoms of asthma that appear at least twice a week. They are also often prescribed to those who are experiencing problems at night with shortness of breath. There are a few different kinds of medications out there, so our asthma doctors will work with you to find the one that works best for your symptoms. They will adjust your prescription if it is not getting you the results you need. They are not intended for the sudden onset of severe symptoms as that is what rescue inhalers are designed to treat. Both controller medications and rescue inhalers cover the range of needs of most asthma patients.
Is immunotherapy available at your clinic?
Yes! Immunotherapy, sometimes known as allergy shots, is available at our clinic. This therapy involves exposing your immune system to small amounts of allergen. Asthma and allergies are frequently the results of your immune system overreacting to something in the environment. By exposing your immune system to an allergen in a systematic way in a controlled setting, we hope to build your tolerance to that allergen. The goal is to desensitize you from it, reducing or even preventing the symptoms that generally appear. This therapy takes months if not years, to get the results you want, but it can be beneficial.
Where are you located in Atlanta?
The Allergy & Asthma Center’s Atlanta clinic is located at 2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 130 Atlanta, GA, 30329. We are open on Monday from 8:30 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Would you like to make an appointment to meet with one of our allergy and asthma specialists? Call our friendly staff today .