Sumter Asthma and Allergy

James A. Atkison M.D. FACAAIFellow of the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology


Board certified asthma and allergy care for adults and children

It all starts with a thorough, unhurried exam

Yes, you can still find them - right here in Dr. Atkison's office. He knows that keeping patients healthy involves a comprehensive examination to accurately evaluate and treat your conditon. That's why he takes the time to answer your questions, address your concerns, ease your fears and get to the root of any asthma or allergy problems you may have. You'll rushed at other doctors' offices, but you'll never feel rushed at Dr. Atkison's practice.

Trusted by physicians, prefered by adults and children

Dr. Atkison understands the frustrations you go through when visiting a doctor. Scheduling an appointment. Sitting in the waiting room. Filling out insurance forms. That's why he has made every effort to make your visit as easy as possible, and at the same time, provides you with the level of expert, personalized asthma and allergy care you deserve,

Say goodbye to allergy problems

Thanks to Dr. Atkison, the days of sneezing, wheezing, coughing and itching due to allergies can finally come to an end. He can pinpoint the cause of your allergies using the most advanced testing methods available. This, in turn, will allow Dr. Atkison to plan the right course of treatment for you.

An action plan for asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that occurs when the main air passages of your lungs, the bronchial tubes, become inflammed. The muscles of the bronchial walls tighten and extra mucus is produced, causing your airways to narrow. This can lead to everything from minor wheezing to severe difficulty in breathing.

Asthma is a treatable condition, and most flare-ups can be prevented. In recent years, scientists have gained a better understanding of the causes of asthma. New drugs have been developed to replace standard medications.

Helping you breathe easier

Dr. Atkison's cutting-edge sinus care can ensure an accurate diagnosis of your sinus difficulties so you can breathe easy. Once you're diagnosed, he will help you find the proper treatment to ease the discomfort of sinus infection, chronic cough, chronic nasal obstruction and many other sinus problems.

Gentle care for your child

We like to treat kids with kid gloves. We offer complete asthma and allergy care for children, including:

  • Comprehensive allergy testing and treatment.
  • Thorough diagnosis for sinus problems.
  • Recognizing childhood asthma, including wheezing.

We care about you and respect your time.

Need an appointment fast? As Sumter's only full-time asthma and allergy doctor, Dr. Atkison can usually see you sooner. Emergencies are always seen promptly, and if he can see you the same day you call, he will. We respect your time, we'll keep you informed of any possible delays in our office. We'll try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. It's friendly, board-certified care, right here in Sumter.

Unhurried care for seniors too.

We treat seniors with extra-special care. We'll carefully explain any procedures, treatments or medications to you, just to make sure you understand. Your good health is our top priority.