Alvernon Allergy & Asthma P.C. congratulates our physicians voted among Best Doctors in America. The doctors in our practice include;  Dr. Kudagal Murthy, Dr. Farinaz Farrahi, Dr. Heather Cassell and Dr. George Makol (left to right).
Previously the Department of Allergy, Thomas-Davis Medical Centers, we have provided comprehensive allergy and immunology services to the community since 1982. Besides environmental and food allergies we offer evaluation and treatment of asthma, urticaria (hives), eczema, immune disorders and sinus diseases.
We welcome patients of all ages and accept most insurances.

Spring 2015

February 23rd, 2015 by Dr. Makol

We now have four full-time allergist/immunologists available in our practice. All of us are seeing new patients every day; all patients are evaluated by one of our physicians with a complete history and then an appropriate physical exam. Treatment in  our office is individualized to fit  the needs of the patient, resulting in cost effective care. In fact, Medicare has just released the cost of care per patient of each specialist in the US that sees Medicare patients.

The data shows that physicians in our practice, while being elected to the Best Doctors in America, provide excellent medical care, and keep the cost to Medicare at  30 to 40% below other full-time allergist/immunologists in the Tucson area.

News from our practice

April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Makol

We have great news for our patients. We are adding another trained, certified allergist to our busy practice, which should help with our availability to see new patients. She will be seeing patients later this summer, and we intend to extend the hours for our SouthEast office to 2 full days once again.

Due to the dearth of trained allergy/immunology specialists in our area, all practices in town are having difficulty getting new patients seen promptly.  Patients can help us by noting their upcoming appointments in their phone calendars with reminders, and calling 2 days in advance to cancel appointments if necessary, so we are able to work in patients from our waiting list. Please do not skip a new patient appointment without giving advance notice as above; this deprives other patients from being seen in an available slot.

Summer/Fall 2013 update

June 25th, 2013 by Dr. Makol

I am happy to announce that we now have 3 of our doctors listed in the prestigious Best Doctor’s national listing, as detailed in the July 2013 edition of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.  This is a first for a Tucson allergy/immunology practice, and we are quite honored.  All of our doctors are taking new patients, and we  see patients with allergies, asthma, hives, eczema, food allergies, adverse drug reactions and immune disorders. We are changing our injection hours as of July 1, 2013, so be sure to check with our staff regarding the new hours.  We still maintain our 3 locations including our central office on Grant Road, our NW office on La Cholla Boulevard, and our SE location on Rita Road.  We thank our fellow doctors for voting our physicians to the Best Doctors listing, to be so recognized by your peers is a great honor.

Spring 2013

April 10th, 2013 by Dr. Makol

We are now experiencing a brisk Spring pollen season, as a result of winter rains, and a mild and relatively cool Spring. We have 5 MD specialists on staff, and can see new patients without serious delay at one of our 3 Tucson locations.  We are proud to announce that multiple doctors in our practice are listed in the national database of “Best Doctors” in the Allergy/Immunology category.

Winter 2013

February 1st, 2013 by Dr. Makol

We are having an on and off wet and cold winter this year.  Many patients are contacting our office regarding viral upper respiratory infections, which may affect their asthma.  The common cold is most often caused by the rhinovirus, but this time of year corona viruses are also active, as well as the echo and coxsakie virus. RSV strikes not only children but adults also, causing an asthma like condition with wheezing and coughing. We also have had a considerable number of influenza cases in Tucson; and even though many patients have had their flu shot, this year the flu shot has been gauged to be about 62% effective.  Wash your hands frequently, and try to avoid large crowds.  It is hard to predict how the upcoming Spring allergy season will be, but we will have appointments available with minimal wait time as we have 5 physician specialists available  on our staff.