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Jeffrey Philip Robbins, MD
(615) 327-9797
105 Gaffney Rd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Neil D Wallen
(423) 844-7000
933 Highway 126
Bristol, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Stephen Kellogg, MD
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nalinchandra G Shah, MD
(423) 247-1122
PO Box 3490
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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Shailee A Madhok, MD
(315) 393-1577
121 E Ravine Rd
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Neil Wallen, MD
(423) 844-7000
933 Highway 126
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Neil Wallen
(423) 844-7000
933 Tennessee 126
Bristol, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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W Jan Kazmier, MD
(423) 246-6445
995 Fort Henry Drive #100
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Polish
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Lodz, Poland
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Regional Allergy Asthma Ctr

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Guha Krishnaswamy, MD FAAAAI
(423) 439-7280
PO Box 70622
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

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Marek M Pienkowski, MD
2012 Brookside Road #11
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Fort Sanders Reg Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Allergic Diseases Asthma Clnc

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Food Allergies Call for Savvy Sleuthing

Some people grocery shop with a list. My friend, Susan, strolls along the aisles with a magnifying glass in hand. Why? She needs it for reading labels.

Her husband is one of the roughly 12 million Americans who have food allergies and one of roughly 1% of Americans who are allergic to peanuts. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, peanuts and tree nuts are the leading causes of fatal and near-fatal food allergic reactions.

It’s no wonder Susan isn’t taking any chances. Her magnifying glass trains on label after label, looking not only for obvious sources such as peanuts, peanut flour, and peanut butter but other more obscure forms of offending peanut proteins like peanut extracts, ground nuts, packaged cakes, crackers, soups, salad dressings, health bars, and chocolate candy, just to name a few. My usual supermarket sprint turned into a mega-shopping marathon when I decided to join Susan one afternoon, but it was well worth it. Now, I have bona fide experience at being a food allergy sleuth.

What Is Food Allergy?

Today, food allergy seems to be the new “in” medical disorder. It’s the hot topic discussed at cocktail parties, on talk shows, and by movie stars, moguls, and supermodels. But true food allergy isn’t something to take lightly.

Food allergy, explains Anne Muñoz-Furlong, cofounder of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, “is a condition in which the immune system incorrectly identifies a food protein as a threat and attempts to protect the body against it by releasing chemicals into the blood. The release of these chemicals results in the symptoms of an allergic reaction.”

These symptoms, which may begin minutes or up to two hours after eating an offending food, can range from mildly annoying itching and wheezing to a life-threatening drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness.

Food intolerance and food sensitivity are two terms commonly confused with food allergy. Food intolerance doesn’t involve the immune system. Instead, it’s a condition in which our bodies can’t adequately digest a certain component of a particular food. Lactose intolerance—an inability to digest the natural sugar in milk—is a good example. A reaction is uncomfortable but not usually life threatening.

The definition of food sensitivity is a bit fuzzier. It’s generally used as a blanket term for both food intolerances and food allergies, which at worst creates a plateful of misunderstanding.

“If you think you have a food allergy,” says Muñoz-Furlong, “keep a diet diary to help pinpoint the food or foods. Then, work in partnership with your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. If you’re tested and the results point to a food that’s a staple in your diet, speak up; it might be a false positive.”

A clinical history, meaning a detailed account of what you eat and how you f...

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