We are having a warm winter, and spring could be quite a pollen season. We now have three allergist/immunologists on staff, and may be adding a fourth in summer 2017. Our practice again had 3 physicians listed on the Top Doctor’s national listing, and we are always seeing new patients.
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. Continue reading “Spring 2015”
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. Continue reading “News from our practice”
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. Continue reading “Summer/Fall 2013 update”
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. Continue reading “Spring 2013”
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.
We have been having a brisk monsoon season, the first I can remember in some time. We therefore expect a relatively heavy pollen season for the fall months. Our practice has been honored once again in the national listings for exceptional physicians. Three of our senior doctors are listed in the Consumers Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Physicians” for 2012 (www.consumersresearchcncl.org). One of our doctors is listed in the national “Best Physicians” listings, and also in the prestigious Castle Connally “America’s Top Doctors”, the only allergist in Tucson to be so listed. We are gratified to be so honored, and thank our patients and referring physicians.
This is an exciting Spring for our practice. We are quite busy, and now are performing patch testing for chronic dermatitis patients, and patch testing for metals for patients about to receive metal implants (like knees, hips, etc). Dr. Makol just returned from Antarctica, where there were lots of humpback whales and penguins (see pictures). There has been a lot of pollen this Spring, so we have been seeing many new patients. Welcome to our practice, we have 5 experienced doctors and a nurse practitioner to take care of you. Give us a call.
We are headed into a cold and apparently wet winter. Please note that we have added some new links on our “Allergy Links” page. Besides the great drug discount site (for nearly all name brand pharmaceuticals, not just allergy related products), we now have a HealthCoach site that deals with lifestyle, general health, asthma, allergies and a plethora of other features like “How to quit Smoking”. Share our web address with your friends; there is a lot of general medical information available on the site. Click on the Pollen.com window in our sidebar, then click on “details” for the best in depth local weather information including a 28 day forecast, an allergy forecast, and much more.
We are into fall already, and we did receive about 2″ above our monsoon average for rainfall this year. As a result, we are seeing more patients complaining of nasal and eye symptoms, and in addition the garden variety fall viruses are active in the community. During the past year or so, we have been blessed with the addition of several new inhalers for asthma and for COPD, which are making it easier to control our patient’s asthma exacerbations. We are currently able to see new patients without much delay and to work in previous patients, as we have 5 physicians and a nurse practitioner on staff now. We have a central office, one in the NW and an Eastside office to serve our patients.