The Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte at Asthma & Allergy Specialists, PA offers comprehensive and personalized care for patients with food allergies. Our team of board certified allergists provides expert evaluation for adverse food reactions, testing and diagnosis.
The Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte aims to provide the community with the tools necessary to make food allergies less complicated and more manageable. We will teach you how to avoid your allergens, be prepared in the event of an allergic reaction and ensure that your disease does not impact your quality of life. Check out our list of trustworthy websites and our other resources to empower you!
The food allergy world can be confusing and scary. We are truly blessed and so thankful to have Dr. Patel as our allergist caring for our son Charlie. Not only is she extremely intelligent and a leader in the field, her bedside manner with infants and toddlers is remarkable. She approaches Charlie with care, compassion, and has a beautifully gentle nature about her. When we arrived to Dr. Patel's office as scared parents of a six month old, we had no idea what to expect. With the guidance, care, and support of Dr. Patel and Raquel Durban, we now feel confident in our care for Charlie and our management of his allergies at home. They have empowered us as advocates for Charlie and encouraged us to follow our parental instincts in his care. With diagnoses of food allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis, a collaborative team is critical. We are thankful to have Dr. Patel and Raquel as pillars in Charlie's care here in Charlotte.
We can't express how fortunate we have been to work with Dr. Patel and Raquel Durban at FAI. They are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and address the whole individual which is crucial when dealing with any medical issue! I have been repeatedly impressed with their response time to questions, their empathy, kindness, and reassurance when I've been anxious regarding my daughters life-threatening food allergies. Both take the time to not only educate me, but most importantly my daughter at her level of comprehension. As a medical professional myself and a person of high expectations, Dr. Patel and Raquel are true examples of dedicated and caring medical professionals! This team rocks!!
When we first visited Dr. Johnston and Raquel we were still looking for answers. My daughter had been misdiagnosed with celiac disease and then EOE. She had been placed on a very restricted diet that not only eliminated the Top 8 but also rice, sugar, potatoes, and other white foods. Raquel was a beacon of hope in the midst of all the confusion. Six months later, with their help, we were able to see another specialist and found out she did not have EOE but rather GP (gastroparesis). Without missing a beat, Raquel has coordinated with our GI doctor, Dr. Dellon regularly. It has been a wonderful experience to have truly open communication between Raquel, Dr. Dellon and our family. When my daughter went into a flare, I was able to contact Raquel for help. If we have a question, she is the one health care professional I count on. I have referred many friends and they have also had the same comments about their encounters with Raquel and Dr. Johnston.
Words can’t express how grateful I am to have found the FAI of Charlotte. The doctors and dietitian work seamlessly together to give not only a diagnosis, but develop a solid plan to take home. And when at home, if I have any questions, they are happy to clarify or modify our plan as needed for success. This would be enough to justify our 8 hour round trip to the FAIC, but it's the genuine care and concern for my daughter that make me forever grateful to have the privilege to travel to see the team at the FAIC.