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Doctors in Atlanta Allergy/Asthma Clinic
Allergy and Immunology
An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Atlanta Allergy/Asthma Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Northside Hospital-Forsyth Cumming, GA 30041
- WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center Marietta, GA 30060
- WellStar Cobb Hospital Austell, GA 30106
- Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital Marietta, GA 30067
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Atlanta, GA 30342
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston Atlanta, GA 30322
- Gwinnett Medical Center - Lawrenceville Lawrenceville, GA 30046
- Northside Forsyth Hospital Cumming, GA 30041
- Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA 30342
- Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale, GA 30274
- Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta, GA 30061
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Emory University School Of Medicine
- University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
- Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.