The pediatric Food Allergy Center at Tufts Medical Center provides integrative, patient-oriented, multidisciplinary and evidence-based care for both adults and children with known or suspected food allergies or food hypersensitivity causing gastrointestinal disorders and other conditions.
We provide care for a number of food allergies in children and related diseases including:
Patients with food allergy and/or food associated gut disorders suffer from a wide spectrum of symptoms ranging from swallowing difficulty to life-threatening anaphylaxis. At our center, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the best possible care for you and/or your child in a time-efficient manner. Our clinic is staffed by board-certified allergists, pediatric gastroenterologists, adult gastroenterologists and a dietitian who specializes in food allergy and related conditions.
Given the diagnostic challenge of these complex disorders, we believe clinical history is the most important component of the evaluation. We will assist new patients to obtain outside medical records, and our physician will carefully review these documents prior to you or your child's visit. Recommendations will be made for specific diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnosis and to formulate therapy only after a careful review of your clinical history, physical examination and previous laboratory, histologic and endoscopic data.
We offer the most comprehensive state-of-art studies at our center, including specialized Allergy studies such as supervised oral food challenge, skin prick testing, patch testing, component-resolved diagnostics, as well as a wide range of GI studies ranging from breath tests (for evaluating bacterial overgrowth, lactose and fructose intolerance, and H. pylori infection), motility studies, video capsule endoscopy and upper and lower endoscopies. Specialized genetic and metabolic studies also are available in selected cases.
At Tufts Medical Center, we have specialists from a wide range of disciplines. We work cohesively and seamlessly to provide the best care for our patients. We can bring in other specialists such as dermatologists, endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, geneticists, psychologist, metabolic disorder specialists and others as indicated by your history. A registered dietitian is on-site to provide same-day consultation in cases where specific food avoidance is deemed inevitable.
If your child is being evaluated food allergy, we would like to minimize the number of visits that your family needs to make downtown for a diagnosis to be made. The following measures will expedite your evaluation:
Accepting New Patients
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Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Virtual Appointments Available
Title(s): Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3266
Fax #: 617-636-8718
Neurogastroenterology, motility, general pediatric gastroenterology, chronic constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux/pH studies, other general pediatric GI and nutrition disorders
Tufts Medical Center
2nd Floor, Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA 02111
For the adult food allergy center at Tufts MC, please visit: www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/FAC