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David Mark Lewis, MD
(870) 932-6799
621 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp Of Osceo, Osceola, Ar; St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar
Group Practice: Otolaryngology & Facial Srgry

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East Arkansas Allergy Clinic
(870) 932-1485
3203 Methodist Dr
Jonesboro, AR

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Bulent Mamikoglu, MD
(870) 892-8400
153 Country Club Rd
Pocahontas, AR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Ozark, Cherokee Vlg, Ar
Group Practice: Randolph County Clinic

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Frederick James Kittler, MD
(501) 758-9696
2504 McCain Blvd Ste 118
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar; Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Allergy Clinic

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Lori Michelle Kagy, MD
501-227-5210 x232
PO Box 55090 10310 Wmarkham#222
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; St Vincent Doctors Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Allergy & Asthma Clinic Pa; Arkansas Allergy Clinic Pa

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Scot Joseph Snodgrass, MD
(870) 972-1667
311 E Ast Monroe
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Aubrey Ziegler
(479) 452-2077
3416 Old Greenwood Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Tamara T Perry, MD
(501) 364-1060
1120 Marshall Street Slot 512-13
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Samuel Bradley Welch, MD
(501) 686-5140
Slot 543 4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Sinus Center

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James Ermon Griffin, MD
(501) 624-5422
100 Ridgeway St Ste 2
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar; National Park Med Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Group Practice: Hot Springs Otolaryngology

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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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