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Bennett Lynn Radford, DO
(620) 694-2060
2101 N Waldron St
Hutchinson, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1988

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Teri A Lower
(620) 669-2500
2101 N Waldron St
Hutchinson, KS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas A Scott
(316) 689-9178
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Jeffrey Wald
(913) 491-5501
8901 West 74th Street #124
Overland Park, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Bennett Lynn Radford, DO
(620) 694-2060
2101 N Waldron St
Hutchinson, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Lynn Wiens
(620) 669-2500
2101 North Waldron Street
Hutchinson, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Hutchinson Hosp Corp, Hutchinson, Ks
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Lynn A Wiens, MD
(620) 669-2693
2101 N Waldron St
Hutchinson, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Hutchinson Hosp Corp, Hutchinson, Ks; Central Kansas Med Ctr, Great Bend, Ks
Group Practice: Hutchinson Clinic

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Kathryn K Black
(785) 628-3131
2517 Canterbury
Hays, KS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James A Loeffler, MD
(316) 685-5375
735 N Crest Ridge Ct
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1963

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Thomas F Rosenberg
(316) 634-0020
8110 E 32nd St N
Wichita, KS
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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