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Alan Carter Dejarnatt, MD
(901) 422-0330
616 W Forest Ave
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1986

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Alan DeJarnatt
(731) 422-0330
616 W Forest Ave
Jackson, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Burton M Rudolph, MD FAAAAI
(615) 458-4647
901 Grove St
Loudon, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1955

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Hyman M Kaplan, MD
(423) 899-0431
2950 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Chattanooga Allergy Clinic

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Michael Carrell Hollie, MD
(423) 499-4100
1720 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 400
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Asthma Immunology & Allergy

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Dr.Alan C. Dejarnatt
(731) 422-0330
616 West Forest Avenue
Jackson, TN
Gender
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Rafay Imtiaz Raza Khan, MD
Jefferson City, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Chirag M Patel
(423) 778-7537
979 E 3rd St
Chatt, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Marek M Pienkowski
(865) 584-4112
7417 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Steve Cole
(901) 726-4055
1750 Madison Ave Ste 210
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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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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