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Morton P Galina
(770) 996-1524
6584 Professional Pl
Riverdale, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Howard Jay Silk, MD
(770) 491-9300
1260 Highway 54 W Ste 200
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; Childrens Healthcare Of Atlant, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clnc

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Francis McCafferty, MD
(912) 747-4900
550 Eagles Landing Pkwy Ste 110
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ann E Warner, MD
(404) 756-1325
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Osteoporis Center Of Kc

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Francis L McCafferty
(770) 506-0087
550 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Hae Ja Kim Kim Jung, MD
(770) 991-1669
251 Medical Way Ste B
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Korea Univ Coll Of Med, Chong-No-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1966

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Frank L McCafferty, MD
1260 Highway 54 W Ste 200
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Wayne Brooks
(404) 752-1400
868 York Ave Sw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Francis Mc Cafferty Jr, MD
(770) 952-8612
242 Medical Blvd
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rayasam V K Prasad, MD
(770) 474-7800
1520 Rock Quarry Rd
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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