Policies & Information
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.
The viral pandemic is continuing through summer, as this coronavirus appears quite different from most respiratory viruses. It appears the virus is not seasonal and doesn’t seem to be affected by climate as most respiratory viruses are. For instance, influenza virus is predominate in the winter months, and becomes dormant in the summer. We are following all CDC recommendations including wearing masks and requiring patients to wear masks, social distancing, and limiting the number of patients our office at one time by having patients come in by appointment for their allergy injections.
ACTIV (Accelerating Covid – 19Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccine ) is a coordinated research response to the Covid – 19 pandemic. This is bringing together the National Institutes of Health, the Health and Human Services office of the government and private industry and is progressing at breakneck speed. We will have a vaccine by mid-fall.
The vaccine may initially be given to select groups such as nursing home residents and medical personnel. Hopefully persons will put aside superstitions and suspicions regarding vaccines, as we will need widespread application of this vaccine. The only other way to approach herd immunity is for virtually everyone to contract this disease, which is not acceptable.
As of May 1, 2020 Arizona has recorded 7648 confirmed cases of Covid–19. Of course over half of these persons have recovered and would likely not be shedding virus. However even if you doubled the amount of cases, assuming that everyone has not counted, and divide that by the 7.5 million people in this state you come up with 0.2% incidence of confirmed disease. This means that 2 people in a thousand have this illness and in one of the two the illness is not active.
Continue to take sensible precautions as we do in our office.
We are open and patients can come in safely to maintain their asthma management or to receive allergy injections. We are doing this by appointment and have a minimal number of persons in the office at the same time
We have made some important changes in office policy so that we can remain open and as a medical resource to the community. Our allergy injections are now by appointment only, so we are controlling patient flow; we often have no more than 2-3 persons in our entire large waiting rooms. We are maintaining social distancing, wearing masks when in proximity of patients, disinfecting surfaces all day. Hence you are probably safer coming in to our offices for an appointment than you are going to the grocery market or your pharmacy.
Effective 3/31/2020, ALL SHOTS will be given by appointment ONLY.
Please call our office at 520-322-8361 (Main) or 520-544-7580 (Northwest) to schedule an appointment.
Only shot patients will be allowed in for shots.
If a minor is receiving the shots, then only one (1) legal guardian can accompany them.
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