Good allergist in Independence, Mo?

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2007 - 3:24pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

I have a friend with an almond allergy. He has not seen a doctor about this, but his description of his reactions are pretty scary.

Does anyone know of a good allergist in Independence or the Kansas City area that I can refer him to?

Many thanks.

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2007 - 1:06am
April in KC's picture
Joined: 08/28/2006 - 09:00

I _would_ recommend Dr. Portnoy at the Children's Mercy Allergy & Asthma Clinic, but my guess is that your friend is an adult and not a child.
I do not have IgE allergies, but I have been properly tested by my allergist/immunologist/rheumatologist in KC. His name is Dr. Nabih Abdou (first name pronounced Nah-BEE). Since I didn't test positive for any IgE allergies, I can't tell you much about how his clinic advises people who do test positive. I can tell you that when I had cold-induced urticaria four years ago, he wrote me a script for an Epi-Pen. His office on Wornall in KC (near the Country Club Plaza) has a laboratory built in, so that's nice.
I hope you get a good recommendation close to Independence.
[This message has been edited by April in KC (edited April 21, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2007 - 5:08am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

April, I've forwarded your reply to my friend. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. Much appreciated!

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2007 - 12:26pm
Peanut Militia's picture
Joined: 03/06/2007 - 09:00

Also saw Dr. Portnoy 5 years ago. I think if you search his name he is mentioned several times and usually in a positive way. Also search Kansas City Doctors.
We really appreciated him.

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2007 - 1:40pm
April in KC's picture
Joined: 08/28/2006 - 09:00

Adele, glad to help.
About Dr. Portnoy, he's the head of the department. He's a good guy. Last visit, he took pictures of my kids with his digital camera and put them in the letter he mailed back to us after the visit. The kids liked that.
It seems like his published work is more around environmental allergies, but he does care about food allergies. After Nate's anaphylaxis incident in preschool (about a year ago), Dr. Portnoy developed a revised action plan for Nate that included DEMANDING activated charcoal in the ER in addition to the Epi if Nate ever has an ingestion again.

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