Category Archives: Dr. Damin News

Join us Saturday for our Grand Opening Party from 9am-1pm!

Grand Opening Event

Join us Saturday for our grand opening party from 9am-1pm! Enjoy breakfast next door at Wild Eggs, shop at the local farmer’s market in our parking lot and then come on over to meet the team and tour the office. We’re located at 163 S. English Station Road.

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Courier-Journal Interview: Dr. Damin talks about Sublingual Tablet Immunotherapy

photoCheck out the front page of today’s Courier-Journal Health & Fitness section. Health Wrter Darla Carter interviews Dr. Damin about the new allergy tablets and their use as an alternative to allergy shots. Click here for the full story and video.

Allergy Partners of Louisville Job Opportunity: Medical Assistant

We are looking for motivated and qualified Medical Assistant candidates who are interested in working for Allergy Partners of Louisville. Email cover letter and resume to srbaumer@allergypartners.com. Interviews start next week!

Screen shot 2014-03-07 at 6.53.43 AMPOSITION:  Medical Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO: Practice Manager

JOB SUMMARY:  coordinates patient care with physician, assists physician with assessment, gives medication pursuant to physician order and assists with administrative duties that further patient care.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree required
  • CMA certificate desirable

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one year of experience in clinical assisting
  • Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications
  • Knowledge of practice management and word processing software
  • Good communication skills
  • Neat, professional appearance

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Clinical Support

  • Greets patient and escorts them from the waiting room to exam rooms; prepares patients for exam or treatment; takes vital signs.
  • Provides assistance to physician when requested.
  • Performs Spirometry and other breathing tests as ordered.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • Performs patient education when appropriate.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in patient’s medical record.
  • Calls in prescriptions as ordered by physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Performs allergy prick testing and/or intradermal testing as ordered by physician.
  • Administers allergy injections to shot patients as set forth on physician approved schedule.
  • Monitors patient’s medical status for possible adverse reaction following receipt of allergy injection.
  • Maintains emergency equipment, including oxygen, code kit, suction, etc.
  • Answers patient-related telephone calls and responds according to clinical protocol.
  • Follows up to obtain referrals and insurance authorization as requested and needed.
  • Maintains clinical supply stock and medication samples.

Other:

  • Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management and other computer software as it relates to job functions.
  • Attends CPR, OSHA, HIPAA, and OIG training programs as required.
  • Attends all regular meetings.
  • Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Manager.

2013: An Amazing Year (and here’s to a great 2014)

IMG_0783After leaving my former practice on December 31, 2012 to start my own allergy practice, I waited out a one-year non-compete agreement. This 52-week sabbatical was an opportunity of a lifetime, and one I haven’t taken for granted. Thanks to a 15-year relationship with Dave Ramsey and a committed teammate/soulmate/wife, we were able to pursue interests which I had put off due to time constraints or because I had not been brave enough to tackle. I coached my youngest son’s t-ball team. I dusted off my guitar. I read more. I learned to blog. I picked my children up from school.

Biltmore in Asheville, NC - January 2013

Biltmore in Asheville, NC – January 2013

IMG_7602My family rang in the New Year in Florida with my parents. Over the course of the year, we traveled east coast to west coast, from the Biltmore to Yellowstone. Tent camping for nearly a month out west and visiting 14 national parks awakened a spirit in me and offered peace, clarity and appreciation for God’s majesty. It was an unforgettable and cherished family adventure. My mantra for the year became, “Because I can.”

As I look forward to opening day, I am filled with thanksgiving. I am thankful for the past and excited about the future. I have been so blessed, and I can’t wait for you to meet my team. I miss seeing patients, and I have a zeal to throw open the doors and resume the practice of allergy. It’s what I love and believe I’m good at…

IMG_6940Thanks to friends, family and former patients who have supported me and my journey to this exciting point. I look forward to our continued journey together. See you in 2014!

Dr. Derek Damin
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Great Day at Boo Dell Halloween Event!

With nearly 1,000 children in attendance, Allergy Partners of Louisville gave out information to parents and candy to some adorable trick-or-treaters at Boo Dell! at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, Kentucky on Saturday, October 26. The winner of the random drawing for the UofL football ticket package was Melissa S. Thanks to everyone for their support!

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Trick-or-Treat with me at Boo Dell October 26!

Looking for some fall family fun? Visit my trick-or-treat booth at BOO DELL at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood on Saturday, October 26! This event is one of my family’s favorite fall activities. (Also at the booth, I’ll be announcing the LOCATION of my new solo practice opening 1/2/14!) It’s free. $5/car to park. Learn more by visiting Yew Dell’s event page. See you there!

Boo Dell

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I told you all…they are everywhere! @KrogerSeviervilleTN

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