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Hugh C Graham Jr, MD
(918) 748-7620
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 304
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Omni Medical Group

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Suzanne Renee Olive
(918) 748-8381
1725 E 19th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Suzanne Renee Olive, MD
(918) 744-2962
1725 E 19th St Ste 202
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Pulmonary & Allergy Cons

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Floyd Freeman Miller, MD
(918) 747-0280
3736 E 43rd Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok

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Robert Howard Nelson, MD
(918) 492-3636
5020 E 68th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok; Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Eastern OK Ear Nose & Throat

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Hugh C Graham, MD
(918) 748-7620
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 304
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1959

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Estelle Levetin, PHD FAAAAI
(918) 631-2764
600 S College Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Albert Walter Brownlee, MD
(248) 474-4501
3410 S Florence Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Christopher Gifford
(918) 495-2636
6160 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Terence Leonard Carey
(918) 481-8122
7125 S Braden Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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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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