Hi. I'm Dr. Chris Webber, a board certified Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology physician based out of Denver, CO.
Let me start with a story about "food allergies."
Lana is a typical 7 year old girl I saw who is a typical allergy kid: has eczema, runny nose in spring and fall, and went to her primary care to "check on food allergies." Her parent's wanted to make sure they were doing everything they could to help their daughter.
Food allergy and food reactions are increasingly difficult for many providers!
In fact, a recent study showed that only 30% of primary care providers know how to interpret these labs correctly. That means that 70% of the time, we are INCORRECT in how we interpret these labs!
Lana's doctor had her best interest at heart and wanted to do the right thing. But that's not what happened.
Do you know how to deal with them correctly?
Lana had an allergy test for food that showed multiple foods positive: wheat, eggs, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. Her providers told her to remove the foods, which is what she had been doing for the prior 3 years!
She never had anaphylaxis symptoms and the labs were easily recognized as false positives!
By the time I saw her for a second opinion, we tried to bring back the foods. However, she had developed a peanut and tree nut allergy and had severe egg aversion as a result of unnecessarily avoiding these foods!
Misinterpreting the labs actually caused her to have potentially life-long problems!
Allergy is a complicated system with eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy. Each part builds on the other. When tied together correctly, you can fix the entire system. When done wrong, all parts remain uncontrolled.
Susan is a 47 year old woman who saw me as a third (technically, fourth) opinion on her train-wreck of an allergy journey.
Her story started about 6 years earlier when she started to develop "allergies." Her primary care had started her on allergy medications and leukotriene blockers to try and control the symptoms. After about 2 years of struggling, they finally referred her to an ENT specialist.
The ENT specialist talked to the patient and eventually started her on allergy drops. She was on these for nearly 3 years when she finally got frustrated with them not working.
Exhausted and frustrated, she went to a naturopathic doctor, who "tested her for allergies" by having her hold various vials and recommended she start their clinic's blend of natural remedies for allergies.
She saw me through the referral of a friend - after 6 years and almost $9,000 wasted on treatment, proper testing showed she didn't really have allergies! The solution was as simple and less than $20 / month to completely control her symptoms! You can imagine her frustration at everyone!
I wish I were exaggerating ANY of these stories. But they are far too common. And far too easy to fix.
Truly, I don't blame any primary care doctor or their office for these problems. In truth, I blame allergists!
I went to 2 years of fellowship after my internal medicine residency to learn the nuances of allergy and asthma treatment. It is really the job of myself and my specialty to get to your office and teach you these tools. It's what I believe is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, most allergists disagree.
I wish I knew why.
To me, teaching my primary care providers better allergy and asthma care is not only part of the allergist's job but should be part of our passion for helping patients feel their very best.
Perhaps too many allergists are greedy. They are happy to keep the knowledge to themselves so that you refer more patients to their offices. Perhaps keeping the confusion is part of their marketing plan?
Well, I believe it is the mission of a good allergist to give their primary care providers the training and information necessary to help as many patients as possible. I believe it is our job to help. And I take that responsibility very personally.
On Call Allergy is a website I created to get as many primary care providers the information they need... NOW!
I want to give you all the information you need to properly diagnose and treat your allergy and asthma patients and I want you to be able to use it immediately! We've wasted enough time and our patients have paid the price.
I don't want us to wait any longer to deliver the proper care!
“From the start, I liked this idea. I was growing tired of hearing the same patient concerns but not having any new solutions.
Within the first email, I was receiving the information I needed to improve my care. All I can say is thank you!
“I met Chris Webber at a luncheon he did to meet our group. From the beginning, I saw his enthusiasm to help. And by then end, he answered my questions and I found immediate benefit to help my patients is as simple as learning the right way to use a nose spray”
I believe it is my job, as an allergist, to help educate all my providers and to continue to improve allergy and asthma patient care. As a result:
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I'm a graduate of the Air Force Academy, Loyola Medical School and board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology.
I worked in primary care for 7 years before allergy fellowship and worked very closely with my local providers during my 12 years in the Air Force.
I miss the camaraderie and teamwork of working closely with primary care providers and will create it for all of us today!
I understand. Your time is valuable. With increasing patient visits, more paperwork than ever before, constantly changing formularies and insurance plans... why add something else to the mix?
But look at this another way: I will provide you with all the information you need to improve your allergy and asthma patient care. How much more simple can it be?
Then subscribe and do nothing else. I will send you emails with all the allergy tips and tricks that come up from myself or other providers. You can read what you want, save what you need, and delete the rest!
Then you can take it to the next level. Read the website, write me your questions and personalize your experience. The entire point of OnCallAllergy.com is to help you. Not to cause new problems.
You are not alone in your frustrations with allergy and asthma care. Through OnCallAllergy.com, you will find a community of like-minded providers to share their experience and help you improve your clinical practice.
I am sure that by this point I'm approaching overkill. But I'm a good internist at heart... so I will keep writing longer and longer notes inventing problems and then solving them (you know all internists do this!)
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