June 18-19 our providers attended the 2021 National FAST meeting held in Dallas, TX. FAST stands for Food Allergy Support Team. FAST is a non-profit organization supporting food allergy specialists who specialize in oral immunotherapy (OIT), a breakthrough treatment for people with food allergies.
All of the providers at Family Allergy and Asthma CARE are members of FAST.
Here’s an excerpt from the FAST website (www.fastoit.org):
FAST believes that it takes a combination of expertise, experience, and dedication to solve complex health issues. Treating severe food allergy requires all three, and it shows in the results we are getting.
OIT is available for the major food allergens, peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, sesame seed, and others on a case-by-case basis. The initial phase of the treatment program takes 6-12 months, followed by daily consumption of a maintenance ‘dose’ of the food. Tens of thousands of patients across the country have chosen to proceed with OIT because they benefit from the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment.
Practices who utilize OIT to treat their patients with food allergies gathered and shared their data and the latest information on the safest and most effective ways to perform OIT. One of the most exciting things we reviewed was the advantages and tolerability of infants and toddlers with food allergies who utilize OIT to manage and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Hudelson, Dr. Fitzgerald, and Dr. Mireku are extremely gratified to provide OIT services for our patients. Learn more and get started today! Visit foodallergynorthtexas.org.