Allergic diseases rapidly increase in Turkey, as it does in the whole world. While allergic diseases increase, families are trying to find solution. Although allergic diseases rapidly increase, it is still difficult to find specialist of allergic diseases. And because of these strain and need, Istanbul Allergy has been found by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akcay in March 2016.
While I was in Cincinnati Children Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Clinic in America, I experimented that it was more systematic to approach allergic diseases and I saw that there was lots of allergy clinics in lots of cities. I found an opportunity to work at Bernstein Allergy Clinic, I observed Family Allergy Clinic. After all of these observations, we thought about an allergy clinic in Istanbul and we started to imagine. It must be such a clinic that allergy specialist can work together, the methods used in America will be used and children and adults having allergic problems will be able to find a remedy. So, firstly I thought about the name of our clinic and then I decided on “Istanbul Allergy” after thinking about it for 1 year.
I started to consult with my doctor friends who we can work together. And each my friends said that “You start, then we come.” So I understood that I took the responsibility in this dream.
There was a need for a place for Istanbul Alerji and me and my team search for a place. We knew that families want a place that is easy to access, having no parking area problem and is centrally located. It was difficult to find a place responsing all of these feature. As fruits of my and my friend’s labors, we found the flat in Karaosmanoğlu Apartment where author Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu lived in, right across The City’s Nisantasi Shopping Mall. Historic fabric and comfort of the place glamorized us. After renting the place, we overcame the problems one by one and found Istanbul Allergy in March 2016. To realize my dream, we decorated the place by thinking the best.
Our aim is to provide an ambiance having priority like friendliness, modesty and spirituality while constituting our working team. We know that while coming to Istanbul Alerji we will not drag our feet but we always go enthusiastically. We are ready to bring our imagine to the future as Istanbul Allergy team feeling the enthusiasm.
Istanbul Allergy Specialists
We prepare an ambiance for allergy specialists to work together and wait for them demanding to work with us at Istanbul Alerji. We think we can achieve more, if we come together. We started our journey with this slogan in February 2017 as Adult Allergy Diseases, Asthma Specialist and Internal Diseases Specialist Asst. Prof. Ramazan Ersoy,MD said I am in too.
As of February 2017, Prof Ahmet Akçay,MD has been serving pediatric patients and pediatric allergy, asthma immunology and pediatric pulmonology patients under the age of 18; Asst. Prof. Ramazan Ersoy,MD serves to allergy patients, asthma and internal diseases patients aged 18 and over.
At the end of 2017, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases Prof. C. Dost Zeyrek,MD joined us with our Ataşehir Branch.
At the beginning of 2018, Adult Allergy Specialist and Pulmonary Diseases Specialist Kürşat Epöztürk joined the Istanbul Allergy Ataşehir Branch. With advanced English and French, Kürşat Epöztürk empowered the Istanbul Allergy Family.
In September 2018, with the joining of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist Şule Çağlayan Sözmen, we have grown even more as the Istanbul Allergy family. With her fluent English and Şule Çağlayan Sözmen who makes academic studies, I’m sure will be a great contribution in the development of allergies in Turkey.
Our team keeps getting stronger every day…
Every achievement starts with dream…
Prof. Ahmet Akçay,MD
Founder of Istanbul Allergy