Alvernon Allergy & Asthma P.C. congratulates our physicians voted among Best Doctors in America. The doctors in our practice include; Dr. George Makol, Dr. Christine Kucera, and Dr. Kudagal Murthy (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.
Our two offices are currently open and we are giving allergy injections according to our customary schedules. We are directing patients with dry cough and fever to go to the medical centers like Banner Hospital emergency or urgent care, where testing is available by appointment. We are using social distancing as much as possible at our office, and when appropriate our staff are wearing masks and we are thoroughly disinfecting all surfaces frequently. As of March 27 there are 500 or so cases documented of covid – 19 out of 7 1/2 million Arizona residents, and although this number may eventually rise there is no reason for panic, nor hoarding of household supplies. We are Americans; we got through the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the 2008 housing/banking crisis, and now we will get through this.
At Alvernon Allergy & Asthma PC, we now have 3 trained specialty allergist/immunologists, all accepting new patients at this time. At all new visits and any recheck visits patients always see an MD with a two-year fellowship completed in Allergy and Immunology.
Physicians in our practice have consistently been listed as national top doctors as reported annually in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. At times Alvernon Allergy has taken 3 of the 5 slots for local top Allergists/ Iimmunologists.
The American Board of Medical Specialties list only 5 local allergists as having achieved the “maintenance of certification”. This indicates their board certification is up-to-date and they have passed all continuing education and testing requirements. 2 of these 5 doctors practice within Alvernon Allergy.
Last, but certainly not least, Medicare rates the cost effectiveness of every doctor that sees Medicare patients. One may look this up for any MD and any specialist by googling “Medicare Unmasked, Behind the Numbers”, putting in the city/state/doctor’s specialty. These numbers can give you a relative idea of what you will be charged at various practices; our doctors are the most cost-effective of any private practice of Allergy and Immunology in the city of Tucson, and in the very top percentage for the state of Arizona. This of course with the patient responsible for increasing co-pays and coinsurance, is important for commercially insured patients also, as our cost effectiveness is across the line with all products. Certain local Allergy practices are listed at charging 200% – 300% more than our physicians.
We are ready to see you!
We are having a warm winter as far, with some rain. It is likely this will lead to an active spring pollen season. Fortunately now our practice has four MD specialists with plenty of available new openings due to the recent addition of our latest physician. That means on every visit you will be seeing an MD specialist who has completed 3 years of either internal medicine or pediatric training, and a 2 year fellowship in adult/pediatric allergy and immunology. Our waiting time for a new patient has been dramatically reduced, and sometimes we can get patients in the same week that they call. Remember, if you think you may elect to have allergy skin testing, stop all antihistamine medications at least 5 days prior to your scheduled visit.
Since we have added a new doctor to our practice, the waiting time to see a new patient has been dramatically reduced. We are entering the fall allergy season, when the grasses and weeds pollenate, and November tends to have the highest mold counts. Please call our office to schedule an appointment, and you may be surprised how quickly we can get you in. We see patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, hives, eczema, drug allergy and sinus disease among other conditions.