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George S Devins, MD
(816) 363-0787
6724 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
Business
Devins Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Christopher Drew Miller, MD
(913) 696-8000
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Bernard Neiburger, MD
(913) 491-3300
5401 College Blvd Ste 110
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mercedes C Amado
(913) 696-8220
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert John Dockhorn, MD
(913) 649-0721
5370 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1960

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Scott Jay Frankel, MD
(913) 491-5501
4500 College Blvd Ste 200
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Celina Bernabe, DO
(913) 491-3300
5401 College Blvd Ste 110
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1994

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Howard Terry Levine, MD
(913) 491-3300
5401 College Blvd Ste 110
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jeremy Eduard Baptist, MD
(913) 469-4043
4601 W 109th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; Allen County Hosp, Iola, Ks
Group Practice: Allergy Link

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Henry Joseph Kanarek, MD
(913) 451-8555
4601 W 109th St Ste 350
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ La Salle, Esc Mexicana De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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