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Jennifer K Berge
(319) 752-2725
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David C Wenger-Keller
(319) 372-6280
5409 Avenue O
Fort Madison, IA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Christopher D Tumpkin, MD
(915) 569-2627
4280 Sergeant Rd Ste 230
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Army Med Ctr, El Paso, Tx

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Miles M Weinberger
(319) 356-3485
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David Benj Bittleman, MD
(319) 363-3565
115 8th St
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Internists

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Douglas Edwin Henrich
(319) 752-2725
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ahmad Al-Shash, MD
(515) 223-8622
1701 22nd St Ste 207
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1974

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Reza Ehtessabian, MD
(563) 589-9700
1000 Langworthy St
Dubuque, IA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967

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Elizabeth Hirak Field, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1978

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John Karl Kammermeyer, MD
(319) 354-7014
404 E Bloomington St
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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