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    Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinic
Mark Murray, M.D.
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
3200 Mallett Rd., Ste. D3, D’Iberville,
  What does practicing medicine mean to you?
It means I’m able to help my patients feel as good as they can. I am thankful we have a lot of preventative therapies in our speciality that will allow our patients to maintain good control of their symptoms without having to limit their activities.
When it comes to health, what is one thing you wish that your patients knew?
As an allergist, I want my patients to know they don’t have to suffer from their allergies or asthma. From mild, irritating symptoms
to more severe issues, we generally have treat- ment options to maintain good control.
Who or what inspired you to pursue your career?
I had allergies and asthma growing up, and while they were never severe or disruptive to my day-to-day activities, they were bother- some. It wasn’t until my medical residency in Chattanooga that I saw an allergist. I did a clinical rotation with Dr. Marc Cromie at the Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, and he ended up treating my allergies and asthma. Under his care, I was able to maintain good control of my symptoms initially with daily medica-
tions and eventually with allergy shots alone. I was able to do things I enjoyed, such as playing soccer and golfing, without having to worry about my allergies or asthma. Know- ing the improvement I felt, I was encouraged to pursue a career as an allergist to hopefully help my patients in the same way.
What do you like to do when it’s time to unwind?
I enjoy woodworking in my spare time and recently built a dining table for our home. I currently work out of half of our garage, but one day I hope to have a fully outfitted workshop.
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