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Denise Di Primio Kalman, DO
(610) 558-3630
Newark, DE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.William Geimeier
(302) 453-1343
179 W Chestnut Hill Rd #6
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Quan Chung Nguyen, MD
(302) 832-0880
209 1941 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Asthma Allergy Care Of DE

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Andrey A Georgieff, MD
(302) 998-1866
4515 Griffin Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sofia Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Sofia, Bulgaria
Graduation Year: 1944

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Andrew George Weinstein
(302) 368-0500
310 Christiana Medical Ctr
Christiana, DE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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William John Geimeier
(302) 453-1343
179 W Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David Peter Wien
(302) 998-1866
708 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Richard Hong wan Kim
(302) 995-2952
1941 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David Peter Wien, MD
(302) 998-1866
708 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1989

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Charles Leland Miller, MD
(302) 368-8612
110 Christiana Medical Ctr
Newark, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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