We understand that food allergy treatment can be overwhelming. We encourage you to utilize the below resources to optimize your patient experience.
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Curious about what it’s like to travel to our clinic? Not sure what Remission and food freedom really look like? Worried about fitting in your child’s sports practice with their dosing cycle? How will your child manage to keep up the program once they go off to college?
Reach out to any of our parent volunteers to ask them any questions and learn more about their own personal experience in the Tolerance Induction Program. If you have a specific question for a volunteer that isn’t noted below, please email us at [email protected].
Our Parent Volunteers
Melinda Kim: [email protected]
- Multiple kids in the program, travels from East Coast, prior OIT failure, on SLIT, asthma and eczema, allergens include egg, nuts, legumes, seeds, and shellfish
- Has child in Remission
Hillary Schwartz: [email protected]
- Travels from East Coast, teenager in the program, asthma, allergens include tree nuts
- Started August 2020
Annabel Estevan: [email protected]
- Teenager in the program, travels from Texas, peanut allergen
- Started March 2020
Michelle Pease: [email protected]
- Local travel, long-time patient
- Has child in Remission
Lou Dessart: [email protected]
- Multiple teenagers in the program, child suffers from anxiety from first reaction and does EMDR and therapy, peanut allergen
- Started June 2019
Jenny Stackle: [email protected]
- Teenager in the program, active with sports, local travel, allergens include tree nuts and peanut
- Started November 2019
Susan Baldner: [email protected]
- College-aged child in the program, severe environmental allergies, local travel, allergens include tree nuts and peanut
- Has child in Remission
Katherine Rutigliano: [email protected]
- Chef and passionate advocate for food safety
- Based in Washington.
- Allergens include Almond, Almond, Hazelnut, Sesame, Walnut, Egg, Pine Nut, Wheat, Fish, Milk.
- Comfortable helping parents with children from the age of 2-5.
Karley Bignotti-Cook: [email protected]
- Registered Nurse and Attorney
- Based in Michigan.
- Highly sympathetic to patients in the launch phase of their Food Freedom Journey.
- Allergens include peanuts, seeds, eggs, fish, and milk.
- She has experience helping patients from age 0 to 5.
Holly Leatherman: [email protected]
- Maryland-based TIP Mom who has successfully led her two children to Remission.
- Having begun the program during COVID, she has great experience overcoming isolation and tough times.
- Great resource for substituting food in cooking..
- Allergens include: Almond, Chestnut, Peanut, Seeds, Beans/Legumes, Coconut, Hazelnut, Pecan, Sesame, Walnut, Brazil Nut, Egg, Macadamia, Pine Nut, Cashew, Pistachio
- Comfortable helping families with children from 3 to 21 years old.
Melissa Mooney: [email protected]
- Australia-based mother who has advocated for international FAI families.
- She has created opportunities to facilitate the TIP program for families and continues to show her support, expertise, and empathy to her fellow TIP Families.
Jessica Carrillo (@nutfreementality)
Jessica Carrillo is an active TIP patient, food allergy blogger, and advocate. Jessica began her food freedom journey in March of 2020 to treat her severe tree nut allergies. Through her social channels, Jessica shares how she copes with the anxiety of food allergies, shares her TIP accomplishments, and teaches followers how to be an advocate for food allergies.
Sarah And Spices (@sarahandspices)
Sarah is a food allergy blogger and influencer in the beginning stages of her TIP treatment. Sarah documents her appointments, dosing, and traveling as a patient. Sarah’s content also delves into the emotional strains of food allergies and food allergy-friendly recipes!
Ellery is soon-to-be TIP graduate and Red Sneakers For Oakley( RSFO) ambassador who uses her social channels to share her TIP experience and post relatable food allergy content. Before starting her food freedom journey, Ellery was severely allergic to peanuts, and now regularly posts videos rating all the new foods she can now freely eat!
Connect with other TIP patients and join our Facebook groups The Pantry and The Kitchen Table!
These support forums are for families to collaborate, ask each other questions about TIP, discuss dosing recipes, and share success stories. The groups should not be utilized for seeking medical advice, billing questions, or complaints.
The Pantry & The Kitchen Table
The Pantry is a private group intended for parents and prospective patients those interested in enrolling in the Tolerance Induction Program. Active Patients are also welcome to join this group.
The Kitchen Table is an exclusive group for active TIP patients and Remission families.
Please be sure to answer all membership questions to be admitted!
Food Allergy Resources
Red Sneakers For Oakley (RSFO)
Red Sneakers For Oakley (RSFO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading food allergy awareness and education.
While on Thanksgiving vacation in 2016, Oakley Debbs ate some cake that unknowingly contained either nut extract or nuts — and ultimately suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction. To prevent this tragedy from happening to others, the Debbs family created RSFO using Oakley’s beloved red sneakers as a powerful symbol of the need for greater food allergy education and awareness.
SnackSafely.Com provides the latest food allergy news, a safe snack guide, and “Allergence” – a product screening service to help consumers understand how 11 of the most common allergens are processed and manufactured.
The Allergy Chef
Kathlena, The Allergy Chef, creates safe and delicious free-from recipes for a variety of diets. With over 200 allergies herself, The Allergy Chef, aims to create fun and creative food options for all! On her site , RAISE, Kathlena has over a 100 allergy-friendly and gluten free recipes to choose from.
Visit RAISE here.
“The Food Allergy Institute” Web Series
Check out our web series, “The Food Allergy Institute” on available on our official YouTube Channel. Each episode covers relevant food allergy news, answers commonly asked questions about our Tolerance Induction Program™ (TIP), and features a patient testimonial!
Watch the first episode here.
The Allergy Mom Podcast
The Allergy Mom podcast aims to equip fellow food allergy parents with tips and tricks for navigating daily life. Listen to the interview with our founder, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, to learn about our Tolerance Induction Program (TIP) and the origins of the Food Allergy Institute.
The Food Allergy Institute provides you with various resources. Should you require assistance with any of the following: appointment scheduling, enrollment, TIP fees, billing inquiries, or general questions, please refer to the contact guide below:
Foundation Labs Billing Inquiries/ Patient Statements
Change Healthcare (Billing Vendor) 866-500-9722
562-490-9900, option 4 (Billing), then option 2 (Foundation Labs Billing)
562-490-9900, option 1
562-490-9900, option 2
Email: [email protected]
Medical Forms and Letters
562-490-9900, option 3
562-490-9900, option 5
562-490-9900, option 0
*For specific questions about your health plan coverage and benefits, please contact your insurance plan via the member services phone number located on your insurance card.