At Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care, you'll find more than just a board-certified allergist and an outstanding staff. You'll find care and compassion you won't find in most practices.
Dr. Susan Raschal believes that medically treating the condition is only a part of the healing process. She views her practice as the continuation of a covenant she made with God to treat her patients with kindness and understanding in every step of their care. At Covenant, Dr. Raschal and her staff focus on you or your child—your comfort, your concerns and your spirit— just as much as the treatment techniques and options. And yes, this includes hugs!
But when it comes to life-threatening reactions and illnesses, it is important that a board-certified allergist like Dr. Raschal manage your conditions. She and her staff are well qualified in providing the latest treatment options for infants, children, adolescents and adults who suffer with allergies and asthma. Dr. Raschal practiced as an allergist in Chattanooga for 11 years before her desire to be a part of a faith-based practice led her to open Covenant Allergy and Asthma Care in 2009.
Dr. Raschal is a diplomat of and board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She attended the University of New England of Osteopathic Medicine in Southern Maine and received her doctor of osteopathy degree in 1990. She completed a one-year internship at Metropolitan Medical Center in St. Louis, MO and also trained for 3 years in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. While there, she completed a three-year fellowship in specialty training and research in pediatric and adult asthma, allergy, and immunology. Dr. Raschal has more extensive training in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology than any other allergist in Chattanooga.
She has been published in the area of immunology. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, a medical honor service society, and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine; Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia campus; and Lincoln Memorial College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also participates in the training of family practice, pediatric and internal medicine residents and medical students.
Dr. Raschal and nine other physicians were honored March 24 at the annual Doctor's Day Salute sponsored by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Project Access. Each year they receive nominations from the community that tell why their physician is so special.
Here are a few quotes from the letters submitted on behalf of Dr. Raschal:
"She always has the utmost respect for our opinions and our concerns as parents, never undermining anything we may bring to the table. She opens her arms as soon as you walk in the door for hugs and reassurance…"
"Arguably the most important aspect of being a physician is the inter-personal connection a doctor has with their patients. They broke the mold with Dr. Raschal. She connects with all her patients like nobody I've ever seen. She listens, She loves, She cares, She explains, She smiles, She heals."
"By God's grace, Dr. Susan Raschal is using the gift of love and healing for each person that comes in for care at Covenant Allergy & Asthma Care."
Only 10 physicians are recognized for their compassion and contributions to the healthcare needs of their patients and community. Today is National Doctors' Day, which is the perfect time to congratulate Dr. Raschal on her well-deserved recognition and to thank her for all that she does for her patients, friends and families. Congratulations and thank you, Dr. Raschal!!!