Looking for new allergist in CT

Posted on: Sun, 07/06/2003 - 12:38pm
researching mom's picture
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Can anyone recommend an allergist who they have used for an infant with SEVERE food allergies and eczema?

Posted on: Mon, 07/07/2003 - 12:14am
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Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

I don't know how far you are from New York City but I highly recommend Hugh Sampson from Mt. Sinai. He is one of the leading food allergy specialists in the country. If NYC is too far try someone from Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Posted on: Mon, 07/07/2003 - 12:43am
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Joined: 09/09/2001 - 09:00

We use Dr Pamela Kwittken in New Milford. Phone is (860) 354-0464. She is excellent and I highly recommend her. My dd had bad eczema and has many food & environmental allergies. She is now most times free of eczema for the most part (few patches here & there at times). She is great. I think she has an office in Sherman as well.

Posted on: Mon, 07/07/2003 - 6:51am
abers's picture
Joined: 10/11/2001 - 09:00

Try the Connecticut Allergy and Asthma Center in West Hartford, CT. (860) 932-9911. They have satellite offices in Enfield and I THINK in Meriden (or somewhere south of Hartford). DS goes to Dr. James Rosen, who is on the board of FAAN and is great. I've also heard good things about Dr. Mendelson...probably everyone in that practice is good. Also, there is a support group of parents that meets in the area...let me know if you want info on that.(I'll check this thread again.)
[This message has been edited by abers (edited July 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/07/2003 - 11:15am
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I second abers recommendation. We also use CT Allery and Asthma group. We see Dr. Factor in the Middletown office. He is wonderful. We also met Dr. Mendelson when our son did an egg challenge at CT Children's Hospital-we were also impressed with him. This group is up on all the latest information in allergy research and are very helpful with everyday things like forms, support groups, and just taking their time with you and listening!!
I've sent people looking for answers to their allergy issues to them and all have liked the group as well.

Posted on: Sat, 07/12/2003 - 12:02pm
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Joined: 07/06/2003 - 09:00

I was given the name of Dr. Ramsay Fuleihan by someone and was wondering if anyone would recommend him ?

Posted on: Sat, 08/02/2003 - 11:38pm
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Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

I was just wondering...those of you who said Dr. James Rosen was your child's allergy specialist. He is also my 4 year old PA son's dr. and I think he is great! But, my complaint with him (and wanted to know if anyone else has come across it) is that he doesn't seem to think much of the airborne reaction. My son did have a minor reaction at a closed-in Karate match from a girl sitting in front of him opening a peanut product; within seconds of us smelling peanuts...he broke out in hives and itchy eyes. Dr. Rosen said that is no way possible and that you "can not" have a reaction from smelling peanuts unless it was being roasted next to you or many, many peanuts shells were being crushed with the dustings coming up in the air. Having this theory, he feels no need to request a peanut-free classroom or have a 504 Plan. Please...I'd love some input! Thanks.

Posted on: Sat, 09/11/2004 - 11:55pm
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Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

I'm looking to change to a different Allergy Specialist in Connecticut or Rhode Island.
My son has been going to Dr. James Rosen for a couple years now and I just haven't been satisfied with him the last couple visits.
My son has had ingestion, touch and airborne reactions. But, Dr. Rosen still says that he does not agree with 504 Plans for food allergies or the need for PF classrooms. Also said that parents requesting Aides, PF classrooms, buddy for bathroom/hallway trips, etc. are just making their child paranoid and disabled.
I just haven't agreed with a lot of his opinions and would like to try someone new. My son tested a 5+ for peanuts.
So...if you know any, please let me know. Thanks!!!!
Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- PA
Sam~ 3 yrs. old- Not PA

Posted on: Wed, 09/15/2004 - 3:43am
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Joined: 07/06/2003 - 09:00

Do you have a current e-mail address ?

Posted on: Wed, 09/15/2004 - 6:38am
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Joined: 10/11/2001 - 09:00

I'm surprised he would not agree with a 504 plan -- considering that he does think that a written emergency plan is necessary -- why not have it written in to the 504 plan?
Is he actually refusing to provide support on this? Maybe you could talk to him about why you want one...e.g. making sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to protecting your son, everyone knows their respective roles, NOT to impose tons of unnecessary requirements or burdens -- only to get a written plan of what makes common sense to protect your child. E.g. getting classmates to wash hands after eating -- how else could you enforce that if you did not have a 504 plan? I was just thinking that maybe if you expressed your strong desire to have one -- or let him know that you WILL request one -- and that of course you only want what's reasonable for your child, he might agree to support you. But of course, maybe you've tried this already.
Our son, also a patient of his, will probably enter public school in about 2 years and I always assumed we would request a 504 plan (probably including a PN-free classroom). Do you know how the other docs in the practice feel about this? (Mendelson? Factor?)

Posted on: Thu, 09/16/2004 - 2:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by researching mom:
[b]Do you have a current e-mail address ?[/b]


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