Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Allergy & Asthma First In The Region To Offer Peanut Allergy Treatment

Published: Friday, June 12, 2020

Children and teens in northeast Georgia who suffer from peanut allergy now have a treatment option. Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Allergy and Asthma is the first in the region to provide Palforzia®, the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved treatment for peanut allergy.  

Palforzia® is an oral immunotherapy (OIT) with the goal of reducing allergic reaction occurrences from accidental exposure to peanuts. It is intended to treat patients ages 4 to 17 that have a confirmed peanut allergy diagnosis.

“Peanut allergy is more common than ever before, and we are proud to offer this new treatment to our patients” said Kimberley Shanks, MD. “It will truly impact the lives of our patients.”

To schedule a screening evaluation, contact the office in Gainesville at 770-219-9500 or Braselton at 770-848-9345, or visit



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NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), a non-profit which serves more than 1 million people in 19 counties across the region. As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega. Learn more at