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Our new Shelby location is now open for appointments and allergy shots.

Richard E. Collins III, MD

Today's Pollen Count

Data last updated: 03/01/2024

Detailed pollen information

Grass

None

Mold

Low

Weeds

None

Trees

Medium

Cedar
Elm
Alder

Pollen and Mold Levels

Pollen counts are updated daily from February 15 to November 15.
Last updated: October 30, 2023
Trees
0%
Grass
0%
Mold
0%
Weeds
0%

Patients Treated

Adults, Children, & Infants

Locations

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 2017
  • American Board of Pediatrics, 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Named one of Charlotte’s “Top Docs” in 2007 and 2008.

Education

  • Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas University
  • Residency: Kosair Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Internship: Kosair Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Undergraduate: Francis Marion University

Biography

Since joining CAAC in 1994, Dr. Collins has seen the options for medications and treatments change constantly for the better to improve quality of life. One thing that has never changed for Dr. Collins is the art of listening and building relationships with his patients to help them resolve any symptoms they’re experiencing, including rhinitis. Not only has he strived to improve their lives, but his patients have also positively impacted his life.

Outside of work, you can find Dr. Collins socializing with friends and family at one of Charlotte’s “foodie” restaurants, spending time relaxing in the mountains of North Carolina, or visiting some part of the world that he has not seen to open his eyes and broaden his horizons. Being a parent of four young adults has truly been one of his life’s most precious gifts. As a surprise bonus, his youngest son has just decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and will begin medical school in the fall of 2022.

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