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Nevin W Wilson, MD FAAAAI
(304) 293-1201
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sally Ong Dee, MD
(304) 269-1253
7C Chenoweth Dr
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.David Goetz
(304) 598-2992
153 West Main Street
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James Paul Clark II, MD
(304) 598-9129
904 Ashton Pl
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1991

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David William Goetz, MD
(304) 624-3500
4 Hospital Plz Ste 306
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981

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Nevin Ward Wilson, MD
(304) 293-1201
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1982

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Marybeth Hogan, MD
(304) 293-1201
RCBHSC 4th Floor Room 4623 1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989

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William Thomas Corder
(304) 624-7200
63 Wharf St
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Lee Bryant II, MD
(304) 623-6533
125 N 6th St
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Assoc Inc

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Phillip Benj Mathias, MD
(304) 843-1434
13 Miller Run Rd
Burton, WV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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