Sumter Asthma and Allergy

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

803.775.2421

Board certified asthma and allergy care for adults and children





Here is what Caitlin M. had to say...

Mrs. Maryanne is really gentle and while she is giving you a shot, she asks you about your day, or you can start a conversation on your own. After a shot, you can get a piece of candy. But only one! Dr. Atkison is really nice too. He tells you about his instruments he uses. He also lets you wear his stethoscope. After you see him that is another time you can get a piece of candy. Dr. Atkison is really funny!

Here is what Joan D. had to say...

At Sumter Asthma and Allergy, you feel right at home when you walk in the door. Maryanne and her staff welcome you with open arms. It seems like they never meet a stranger. If you are a new patient, other patients will never know, because of their love and kindness that they show to us. Dr. Atkison has a quiet spirit, but his care for his patient is quite obvious that he cares about them. I truly love everyone at Sumter Asthma and Allergy.

Here is what Alexis P. had to say...

He gives me a lot of details. He gives me lots of information. He explains and he's really thorough. He's a nice guy.

Here is what Margaret M. had to say...

Dr. Atkison is a very good doctor and is so careful. He goes over my medicines to check that I am not taking something that could be incompatible. Maryanne is a great nurse and gives the best shots ever. She is a very caring person.

Here is what Susan T. had to say...

When I walk in the door, they personally know me. They know each patient. I feel welcomed-not chaotic-nice feeling. Feels like seeing my family than going to the doctor's office.

Here is what Mary S. had to say...

Sumter School District 2 appreciates Sumter Asthma & Allergy Center for visiting our schools to administer our flu shots. They are painless and keep us well during the winter!

Here is what Veronica, Adam and Josh H. had to say...

We enjoy coming to Sumter Asthma & Allergy Center. It's like a family when we come. Dr. Atkison and his staff have been like jewels to us. We have been a part of this practice for so many years, and it is amazing to see how we have grown up together. Adam who is an ongoing patient does not mind coming to the office where he has an issue with other medical offices. We are family here and thanks for being here for us.

Here is what D.P. had to say...

Waiting time is excellent—there’s almost no waiting time. Fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed coming to the office. It’s been a blessing—wonderful.

Here is what J.O. had to say...

Dr. Atkison’s clinic is very knowledgeable of allergies in the area. They care about their patients. They are very friendly and I do not feel rushed.

Here is what K.M. had to say...

Dr. Atkison and Mrs. Maryanne are the most generous and caring people I have ever met. They always show so much concern when it comes to their patients. I would recommend their office to anyone.

Here is what S.G. had to say...

Dr. Atkison is wonderful. He’s very thorough. We’ve been going to Dr. Atkison for 15 years. I have nothing but good things to say about him. My mother is elderly and has been seeing him for 5 and a half years. They always fit us in to see Dr. Atkison when we are sick.

Here is what Generria had to say...

Here at Sumter Asthma and Allergy, everyone is very friendly. From the time you walk in, you feel warm and right at home. At most doctor’s offices, you get treated and you have no relationship with your nurse or doctor, but here, they know you by name without looking at your chart. You feel like you have a personal friendship with everyone here. The brightness of everyone that works here reflects on the patients and shows through all the smiles that walk in and out of these doors.

Here is what L.H. had to say...

Dr. Atkison is an amazing, caring, and compassionate doctor. He is very knowledgeable, and keeps up-to-date on the latest advances in health care. Nurse Maryanne is also caring and compassionate, while being her fun loving self. I’ve been a patient with them for 14 years, so you know service, care, and treatment must be wonderful. I would never ever go anywhere else.

Here is what N.E. had to say...

Shot hours are very convenient. You can work your allergy shots into your schedule. They are open every day.

Here is what Britton S. had to say...

Dr. Atkison is a wonderful doctor to see if you are having any allergy problems. I moved to Sumter from Alabama and felt at home with the staff and Dr. Atkison. I have had allergy problems for many years and this office is taking care of my problems to help me breathe better.

Here is what Louise B. had to say...

Dr. Atkison has done a lot more for me than the previous doctors that I've been to. The wait is never long. I enjoy going to the office. I am very pleased.

Here is what Stephanie M. had to say...

Going to any doctor can be intimidating; however, when I go to Sumter Asthma & Allergy each month, I actually look forward to it. Dr. Atkison and his staff are very pleasant and go the extra mile in making their patients feel welcomed and at ease. The wait to see the doctor and/or receive an allergy shots is very brief, which is important to me because I work full-time. Dr. Atkison and his staff are always friendly and have always gone above and beyond the norm to making me feel comfortable and relaxed during my appointments. Dr. Atkison has helped me gain relief from my allergy and asthma issues. For years, I thought I was suffering from continuous sinus infections, but Dr. Atkison found the problem to be allergies and has helped me enjoy the outdoors again without feeling wheezy and miserable. I would recommend anyone suffering from allergies or asthma to make an appointment with Sumter Asthma & Allergy! You won't regret it!

Here is what S. Richardson had to say...

Dr. Atkison is a wonderful asthma and allergy doctor.  I have been seeing him now for 4 ½ years.  He takes the time to find out what’s really going on with you, no matter how many patients are waiting for him.  Sometimes, when I have a flare up, the staff will find a way to fit me in to see him, and I know it’s not always easy.  He has a wonderful staff who cares about the patients well being.  The only doctor’s office, where you are greeted with a hug.  We are family!

Here is what Muriel P. had to say...

More than just doctor's office. It's special because they're concerned. They really care about their patients.

Here is what Keishawn B. had to say...

I like coming to get allergy shots here because I get to talk to the nurse. It's fun and painless. The candy is good...especially the chocolate Tootsie rolls!

Here is what Nicky had to say...

I have been coming to Dr. Atkison and Ms. Maryanne for 5 months now. I have had nothing but pleasant experiences with them, even though my allergies make me feel horrible.

Here is what S. McLeod had to say...

Dr. Atkison’s office staff is caring and efficient.  Time waiting for doctor’s visits and injections is short and caring for patients is always evident.  Concerns and questions are always appropriately addressed and answered.  He takes the time to ask questions, especially for patients like me who are poor historians.  Response to problems expressed are met with solutions.  I have been a patient since 2003.  Routine and/or more pressing problems are always resolved.

Here is what Nya I. had to say...

I enjoy coming to Sumter Asthma & Allergy Center every time!  Ms. Maryanne is the best nurse ever.  When she gives me shots, it’s quick and easy!

 

Here is what The Brown Family had to say...

*We would give anything to be a part of this family. We just love them.

Here is what Margaret had to say...

I am very happy with my treatment. Everyone is very caring.

Here is what T.G. had to say...

The Sumter Asthma & Allergy Center is AWESOME!!! Dr. Atkison is an understanding and efficient doctor. He takes time to get to know your individual needs and makes sure your issues or symptoms are relieved. I take allergy shots, and I must say that each shot is outstanding. No problems, no pain.  All of the staff is friendly, caring, and concerned with your well being.

Here is what E.P. had to say...

Dr. Atkison and Nurse Maryanne are the best duo team of medical professionals who specialize in asthma and allergies. Since I’ve been a patient at this practice, my asthma has improved significantly with minimum need for the use of my inhaler. I am no longer on allergy medications as a result of allergy shots. I commend them for their wide views of knowledge and expertise that contributed to a plan of treatment to improve my condition.