Dr. Firschein moved to Athens Georgia in 1998 and began his medical training in New York City where the emergency rooms and physicians’ offices were filled with patients suffering from their allergy and asthma. Patients were missing work or school due to uncontrolled symptoms and Dr. Firschein found that many of these patients lacked clear asthma and allergy care plans but were often treated with multiple medications to temporarily relieve symptoms.
“My philosophy is to work with the patients and their families to develop effective and practical treatment plans that allow them to take control of their Asthma and Allergies allowing them to enjoy a normal lifestyle.”
Through his training in the field of allergy and immunology Dr. Firschein can offer many alternatives to control symptoms such as education and immunotherapy.
When not working, he gets to enjoy hiking and photographing the mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina as well as following the UGA Bulldogs.
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Dr. Hunt attended medical school at Indiana University and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He completed fellowships in Pulmonary Disease, Allergy, and Critical Care at Duke University and later, an additional fellowship on Allergic Disease and Immunology at the Mayo Clinic. He was the founder of Athens Pulmonary and served on the medical staff at the Mayo Clinic for 14 years in the Department of Allergy, Clinical Immunology, and Immunodeficiency.
During this time, he served as the Clinical Practice Chair in the Allergy Division and Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Latex Allergy Task force. Dr. Hunt received the Outstanding Clinician Award in 2000. He was also a member of the First National Asthma Task Force in 1998 that developed the National Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatments of Asthma.
During his tenure at the Mayo Clinic, he directed numerous clinical research investigations in allergic rhinitis, asthma mechanisms and allergic challenge models, asthma epidemiology, latex allergy, and also developed new and novel treatments for asthma. He has authored numerous publications in major allergy and respiratory disease journals.
Dr. Larry Smith is board certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology. He earned his Bachelor of Sciences at Georgia Southern University and his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Lloyd Noland Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Following residency, Dr. Smith served as the Chief of Pediatrics at the US Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, North Carolina, and later served the Brunswick, Georgia community in private practice for thirty years. Dr. Smith has contributed to the advancement of medicine through several publications, as well as clinical research projects.
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