List of helpfull PA aware allergists

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2000 - 9:32am
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Perhaps we can start a list of helpfull PA MDs. My daughter went to an alergist in Oakland, CA who was clueless. I asked for a letter to present to the airlines verifing my daughter allergy so they wouldn't serve peanuts. He wrote a letter stating: "this child should not eat peanuts."

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 4:16am
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Hi MGHTYMATT,
I sent you an e-mail, let me know if you got it.

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2001 - 8:46am
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If anyone knows of someone good in the Orange County area of California would you let me know please.

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2001 - 1:15pm
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Dr. Susan Rudd Wynn in Ft. Worth, Texas!! =)Pediatric Allergist.
VERY PA aware! =) I have NO problems getting extra Epipens for whatever reason, she'll help you with the school situation, the whole nine-yards. Didn't give us a lot of info on actually LIVING w/ PA, but did recommend joining FAAN (so that's a start), and seemed to know of this site, at least (so maybe if we had come in totally unknowing, she would have given us more info and resources???). She specializes in "Anaphylaxis and Public Education" (about anaphylaxis, I believe...)
Only problem I've had with her so far is the fact that she doesn't feel the RAST testing is accurate enough to go ahead with. I was hoping to track the kids IgE levels to the biggies...milk, egg, and peanuts.

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2001 - 11:50pm
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I have been extremely pleased with Dr. Ramakrishnan, and allergist in Easton, PA. He was extremely helpful in getting me started with this after diagnosis and conveying the message of how serious this allergy is. He's very personable too--very easy to talk to.

Posted on: Thu, 10/11/2001 - 8:17pm
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Dr Renee Lantner in LaGrange,Illinois is fabulous. She did an in-service presentation for the faculty at my son's school which totally turned everyone's attitude around. (an in-service was part of the 504 plan the district agreed to for us)

Posted on: Fri, 10/12/2001 - 12:46pm
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Hi Dr. Raymond Khoudory in Kingston, Pennsylvania is also a pediatric allergist. He is very much aware of peanut allegies and is concerned about his patients. He has been our allergist since Drew was 2.
best wishes,
renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 10:34am
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Dr. Robert Wood in Baltimore--one of the leading PA researchers and PA himself. My appt with him was short but only because I ran out of questions. He knows his stuff and before I left he asked me if I needed any additional epi prescriptions (I already had what I needed from previous allergist and pediatrician.)

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2001 - 8:11am
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Dr. Martha Tarpay in Oklahoma City, Ok. is an excellent specialist. She demands strict avoidance, provides tons of literature, will back you in any fights, gives you all the meds you need and tracks IgE levels anually.
Our pediatrician and his group have also been very helpful, Dr. Kelly Stephens.

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2001 - 12:33pm
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Dr. Eliott Ginchansky in Dallas, TX is outstanding also. He is very thorough and professional. He treats our whole family for various other allergies and asthma. He gets 5 stars in my book.

Posted on: Fri, 11/23/2001 - 2:20pm
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Mghty Matt - I am in the S.F. Bay Area also. We, too, had a similar problem with my son's allergist when requesting a letter for an airline. Did you ever find a good allergist?

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