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ABOUT US

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.

CONGRATULATIONS DR. JOHNSTON

We are pleased to share that our very own, Dr. Johnston, served as primary investigator and an author of the PALISADES phase 3 peanut oral desensitization trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Our physicians and clinical trial team are honored to have served as a study site for the largest and first successful phase 3 peanut allergy immunotherapy trial to date.

OUR PROVIDERS

DOUGLAS T. JOHNSTON, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Board certified in Clinical Allergy and Immunology.

VANDANA K. PATEL, MD, FAAAAI
Board certified in Pediatrics Board certified in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

JENNIFER CAICEDO, MD, FAAP
Dr. Caicedo has been a proud member of the Charlotte community since 2008.

RAQUEL DURBAN, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Registered Dietitian Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition

SERVICES

Conditions We Treat

We treat Food allergy, Anaphylaxis, Hives and swelling, Atopic dermatitis, Adverse food reactions, Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, Allergic proctocolitis, Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, Proctocolitis and more.

Testing and Diagnosis

We offer Evaluation of adverse food reaction, Skin prick testing (SPT), Blood tests, Atopy patch testing (APT), Oral food challenge, Food allergy action plan, Coordinated care with physicians, and education and training.

Nutrition Services

During your visit with our dietitian, you will discuss your child’s typical daily intake to ensure that the eliminated of food(s) are appropriately replaced based on personal preference and individual nutritional requirements…

REVIEWS

“…I have been repeatedly impressed with their response time to questions, their empathy, kindness, and reassurance when i’ve been anxious regarding my daughter’s life-threatening food allergies…”
-Hannah’s Mom

“…The doctors and dietician work seamlessly together to give not only a diagnosis, but develop a solid plan to take home…”
-Stephanie D.

“… 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…”
-K. Brewer