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Columbus Ohio Allergy and Immunology Physician Credentialing

Columbus Ohio Allergy and Immunology Physician Credentialing

It is well known that Columbus Ohio Allergy physicians require extensive training to become board certified.  Allergy and asthma specialists require an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, three years of residency training in either pediatrics or internal medicine, and two to three years of allergy and immunology fellowship training. After completing all the […]

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Spring Pollen Allergy Ohio

Spring Pollen Allergy Ohio

Spring is arriving in Ohio, which means that Spring pollen season is also arriving.  Some who suffer from allergy have experienced symptoms a little earlier than usual this year.  The mild weather of this year likely extended the growing season for spring pollen allergy Ohio.  This and the warmer ground temperatures that have occurred in […]

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Cold Urticaria: Can you really be allergic to the cold?

Cold Urticaria: Can you really be allergic to the cold?

While winter in Central Ohio has been mild this year, there is a condition that can still affect people when the temperatures drop. Cold urticaria, which affects mostly children and teens, is basically an allergy to cold temperatures where the skin reacts – causing hives and other symptoms like itching. Like other allergies, cold urticaria […]

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Food Allergy Support Groups

Food Allergy Support Groups

When your child is diagnosed with a food allergy, it can be a stressful and scary time. Friends and family might not always understand and you will likely have questions and concerns. How will we handle parties and potlucks? What about school? What’s the best way to store and carry life-saving medication? Can we ever […]

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Flying with Food Allergies

Flying with Food Allergies

By Dr. Grace Ryu Spring break is just around the corner. If flying is on the itinerary for your trip and you have food allergies then there are several things to keep in mind. Some airlines carry vials of injectable epinephrine or Epi-pens. But some airlines may not have trained crew members to administer the […]

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Best Allergist in Columbus, Ohio

Best Allergist in Columbus, Ohio

If you are looking for the best allergist in Columbus, Ohio, look no further than Midwest Allergy! Two of the three doctors named the best around by Columbus Monthly – Dr. Debora A. Ortega-Carr and Dr. Philip N. Rancitelli – are from Midwest Allergy. This ranking confirms what the patients of Dr. Ortega-Carr and Dr. […]

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Dr. Ryu Quoted in Dispatch Article

Dr. Ryu Quoted in Dispatch Article

The staff and doctors here at Midwest Allergy could not be more proud of our own Dr. Grace Ryu, who was recently quoted in the Columbus Dispatch.Recognizing Dr. Ryu’s excellence and knowledge as a Columbus, Ohio allergist, the Dispatch quoted her in its article about the warm winter weather and allergy symptoms. In the article, […]

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Immunodeficiency in the Older Population

Immunodeficiency in the Older Population

by Don McNeil, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I Allergists are also immunologists if board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. This certification enables an immunologist to recognize and treat patients who have a compromised immune system. The human body has multiple means of protecting itself from harm. The following is a description of the mechanism […]

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Tips for enhancing your allergy care at Midwest Allergy in 2016

Tips for enhancing your allergy care at Midwest Allergy in 2016

By: Philip N. Rancitelli, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I Many of us make resolutions this time of year to improve our health. The rising costs of health care and evolving access to care make such resolutions more complicated than 10 to 20 years ago. Having a well thought out strategy can ease the pain of out-of-pocket expenses, inconvenient appointment […]

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