SEPTEMBER BUSINESS: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Physicians at Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic realize many Oklahomans suffering from allergies need to be vigilant about knowing what’s in the air and how it can affect them—not just sometimes, but every day. To help people combat the constant battle they are waging against allergies and asthma, the OAAC staff is hosting two new patient clinics on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. The special clinics will be held at the Oklahoma Health Center location, 750 NE 13th Street.

Board-Certified Allergist Greg Metz, MD and Karen Gregory, DNP confer over a patient“When you don’t feel well and you suspect allergies are the cause,” Terri Folks, the clinic’s PR consultant, said, “these special days have been set aside for new patients so they can talk to the doctor about what problems they’re having and be tested. If they haven’t been in before, this is a great day to do it. We’ll have all hands on deck.”

Oklahoma is a perfect storm for allergies and asthma. That’s why you’ll see the clinic share a mold and pollen count every day from its Facebook account and Twitter page at @okallergyasthma. The clinic is a certified pollen and mold counting station for the National Allergy Bureau and supplies counts to the local media to ensure not only their patients, but also the metro population, is prepared.

 “We get a big following on social media because so many people suffer from allergies in Oklahoma, and many of these parents’ children are affected greatly, too. It really helps them prepare for their day,” said Folks. “It’s a reminder for them to be extra cautious, to stay inside in the air conditioning, to not mow their grass and to carry their EpiPen.”

Founded in 1925, Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic is one of the largest allergy clinics in the US. Folks said the allergists pride themselves on being patient and thorough, and they truly enjoy providing care that helps their patients live, and breathe, easier.

“We have nine dedicated board-certified allergists in addition to wonderful staff members who can help you find that great quality of life and quit struggling with allergies,” she said.

Learn more about the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic by visiting oklahomaallergy.com. Call 405-235-0040 to make an appointment at one of its five locations in Downtown OKC, Midwest City, North OKC by Mercy Hospital, Edmond and Norman. A new building is under construction in Norman and is expected to open October 2016. The Edmond location is at 120 E. Bryant Avenue.

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