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.
We are happy to announce the addition of our newest M.D., Dr. Christine Kucera. She is a board certified allergy/immunology specialist with experience working with adult and pediatric allergy patients, previously practicing in Houston, Texas. We now have 4 physicians available, making the wait for new patient appointments significantly shorter than in the past. We welcome patients of all ages at both of our clinic locations, mid-town and Northwest.
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.