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James W Baker
(503) 636-9011
3975 Mercantile Dr
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Kuo-Chian Chang, MD
(503) 620-5614
9735 SW Shady Ln Ste 303
Tigard, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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June Hawkins, MD
(503) 620-5614
9735 SW Shady Ln Ste 303
Tigard, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London Fac Med-Charing Cross Hosp (917-07 Eff 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michael Joseph Noonan, MD
(503) 238-6233
10202 SE 32nd Ave Ste 504
Portland, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Portland Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Legacy Emanuel Hosp/Hlth Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Allergy Associates Research

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Michael Vernon Osborne
(503) 292-7577
5440 Sw Westgate Dr
Portland, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Kathleen M Weaver, MD MACP
503-378-2422 x406
24 del Prado St
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or
Graduation Year: 1967

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david e bilstrom, MD
(503) 245-8060
9370 sw greenburg rd
portland, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
english, german
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Iowa
Graduation Year: 1970

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Donald A Dibbern Jr, MD
(503) 228-0155
12841 SW Morningstar Dr
Tigard, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1996

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Joseph Michael Hassett
(503) 786-6190
7525 Se Lake Rd
Milwaukie, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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Jon M Hanifin, MD
(503) 418-3376
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Dermatology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Oregon Health & Science Univ H, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Oregon Health & Science University Medical Group

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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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