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Roland Solensky
(541) 754-1150
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert S Rapp, MD
(541) 754-1260
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1964

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Chyh Woei Lee, MD
(503) 652-2880
10180 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1999

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DeJan Milorad Dordevich
(503) 231-7622
545 Ne 47th Ave Ste 301
Portland, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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Kathleen M Weaver, MD MACP
503-378-2422 x406
24 del Prado St
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or
Graduation Year: 1967

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Roland Solensky, MD
(541) 754-1260
3680 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Mark OHollaren
(503) 228-0155
511 SW 10th Ave # 1301
Portland, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
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Hospital: Oregon Health &
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Roland Solensky
(541) 754-1150
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John A Kazmierowski
(503) 223-6480
233 Nw 16th Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Albert Green III, MD
(503) 722-4270
516 High St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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