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Food Allergy Risk Management (FARM)

Peanut Allergy

Improve Food Allergy Tolerance

Dr. Michael Wexler’s allergy group offers an established, high quality and effective Food Allergy Risk Management (“FARM”) program to help children and their families be more proactive with their food allergies.

Progressive Graded Food Challenges to Increase Tolerance

At Advancements in Allergy and Asthma Care, each FARM patient receives a tailored program that will allow the child to eat allergenic foods. Initially, the patient will safely tolerate trace amounts of such foods, while eventually building tolerance to a level that allows them to enjoy the food.

How FARM Works & What You Have To Do

The program is administered by controlled food challenges once per week in the office for a period typically lasting six to nine months. Upon completion of the controlled in-office visits, the patient will consume a planned maintenance dosage at home once daily on an ongoing basis. It is recommended that patients do not exercise one hour prior to and two hours following each dose, regardless if taken in-clinic or at home.

What Food Allergies Does FARM Help

Our FARM program addresses several categories of food allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk and wheat. If interested, and to determine if your child is eligible to participate in our FARM program, please contact our clinic to schedule a FARM consultation at 952-546-6866.

Should You Even Be Concerned About Food Allergies?

Recognition and management of food allergies are important to the prevention of potentially serious health consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), food allergies among children have increased by approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Today, as many as 15 million people currently have a known food allergy (including 8% of young children). Therefore, recognition and management of food allergies in young children (e.g. infants) are important to the prevention of potentially serious health consequences.

Will Kids Simply Outgrow A Food Allergy?

Childhood allergies related to milk, egg, wheat and soy are resolving more slowly than in previous decades, with many children still allergic beyond five years of age. Moreover, children with allergies related to peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish typically last a lifetime.

Our FARM Program Makes Your Life More Enjoyable/Manageable

Consumers must also consider a variety factors when managing food allergies, including the preparation and cooking of food, packaging and labeling of food, dining away from home and travel. Managing food allergies can be burdensome on families, however, our FARM program helps you address this and promotes a more participatory and happy life for your child and family.

Food Risk Management Is Specialized & Hard To Find

There are only a limited number of allergy practices throughout the country that offer desensitization to allergic foods. Dr. Richard Wasserman, a physician at Allergy Partners of North Texas, and Dr. James Baker, of Baker Allergy, Asthma, Dermatology based in Portland, have been involved with this process for a number of years. Dr. Wexler has a strong relationship with both physicians and has consulted with each to develop and refine our FARM program. See Dr. Wasserman’s interview on NBC5 about this process. See Dr. Wasserman’s interview on NBC5 about this process.

If interested, call the FARM information and scheduling line at 952-546-6866.

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Dr. Wexler Voted Top Doctor 19 Times

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Dr. Wexler named Top Doctor by Mpls St. Paul Magazine 2015

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Patient Testimonial:

Dear Dr. Wexler,

With doctor’s like you, people might enjoy getting sick!
Thank you for being so caring, kind, and attentive to our needs and always making us feel like we’re very important people.

Your greatest fan patients,
 Ed (Family) and Klair



Dr Wexler,

There are no words to express how truly grateful I am to you. You gave me an opportunity & a chance when no one else would, & for that I will be eternally grateful. When I started I had some high expectations & am pleased to say that you & the clinic highly exceeded them. The kindness & generosity you show to your PTs & staff is incredible & outstanding. You listen to what is said & don't settle for just anything, you are thorough, which is refreshing.
I have really learned a lot while working here. My skills have improved (especially with drawing blood) & I have more confidence in myself. The fact that you believed & trusted that I could do things helped push me to a higher level, so thank you!
There truly is no way to thank you for all that you have done for Tysen & I. Your generosity made us able to accomplish some of our life goals. We weren't sure would be able to happen. I am very thankful I was able to stay & help as well. Timing always works out for a reason!
But truly, THANK YOU! I wish you & your family all the best. Blessings to you. I will miss you & the clinic VERY MUCH! Thanks again.

 

Sincerely

Sarah --------

 

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Patient Resource:


The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is a great allergy informational resource for patients.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
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