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Dr.Richard Honsinger
(505) 662-4351
Ste 150, 3917 West Road
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1963
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James H Sussman, DO
(505) 662-9870
118 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Los Alamos Med Ctr, Los Alamos, Nm
Group Practice: Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Ltd

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Richard Weldon Honsinger, MD
(505) 662-4351
3917 West Rd Ste 150
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm; Los Alamos Med Ctr, Los Alamos, Nm
Group Practice: Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic; Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Ltd

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Susan N Mathew, MD
(505) 272-4461
1 University of New Mexico MSC 10 5590,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1986

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Vittal Tonse Pai, MD
(505) 522-7977
2415 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm

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Richard Weldon Honsinger
(505) 662-4351
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Maria Mikaela Petrick, MD
(505) 662-4351
Los Alamos Med Care Clinic Ltd 3917 West Rd, Ste 150
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Rizwan Khan
(505) 532-8900
4351 E Lohman Ave # 301
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Katherine Jean Abernathy-Carver
(505) 294-1471
2509 Virginia St Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Nathan Norman Polan, MD
(505) 988-8808
1810 Arroyo Chamiso
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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