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.
Winter 2011 post: Please enjoy our new lobby display of marine art. We have on display 9 undersea photos from around the world, taken by marine photographer and U of A Grad Kathy Krucker. Centric Photo created the large reproductions for our lobby, and did a superb job. We are still in a cold winter, but warmer than the rest of the U.S. We are seeing many viral upper respiratory illnesses, but little true allergy at this point. Enjoy the respite, because Spring will soon be here.
Our practice was just featured in the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine December 2009 issue, under the cover story “Top Docs”. On page 47 starts the article, which reviews the Best Doctors in America. Best Doctors is a national organization who for over 20 years has been compiling a database of the top doctors as chosen by secret ballot by their local peers. We are proud to say that 1/2 of the top allergists listed are in our practice. Check out our photo add on page102, which I think came out nicely. Issues are available around town and in the local bookstores like Barnes and Noble.
We are getting into the Fall allergy season, with grass and weed pollens predominating. Also, soon, we will be in the fall/winter viral illness period, which often exacerbates asthma. We will be giving the flu vaccine in October, but as the H1N1 vaccine is still undergoing testing and is not yet available, we are not sure we will have that vaccine in our offices. The H1N1 or swine flu vaccine should be widely available when testing on humans is complete. We will keep you posted, please check back.
Technology, such a wonderful thing! This is my first post. Anyway, it is our goal to use this ‘post’ or ‘blog’ feature to keep you up-to-date with important allergy news and tips. We hope that you find this information helpful and bookmark us and check back regularly. I am also told, by our web guy, that you as viewers can actually provide comments to our posts. Not sure I understand all that right now, but I guess we’ll cross that bridge shortly.
Once we get the hang of it, each of us docs will have our own blog (Dr. Posts on left) where we can provide additional information to our patients. Now I’m a doctor and a blogger.
We are also in the process of implementing a ‘guestbook’ feature that will provide you a means of contacting us, or your doctor with a question or concern instead of the telephone. We are hoping this will allow us to better utilize our time and improve our service.
I guess with the expansion and all that is going on, there is no better time than the present to embrace the new ‘tech’ world.