New food allergy testing program

In September 2011, Children’s hospitalist program, along with five Twin Cities-area allergists (see list below), introduced a program that will allow children with significant food allergies to be tested by Children’s Hospitalist group to determine if their ability to tolerate the allergens has increased. 

This program is a response to requests by allergists to develop a program that will allow testing by the Hospitalist group for these children who, due to risk of anaphylaxis, must be observed for long periods of time. The testing is currently being conducted in Children’s Short Stay Unit by the individual allergists.

For more information on this program, including allergists wishing to take part in the program, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , medical director of Children’s hospitalist program.

Allergists involved in the program:

Thomas Helm, MD
Allergy and Asthma Care
Maple Grove

Nancy Ott, MD
Southdale Pediatric Associates

Naveen Sikka, MD
St. Paul Allergy & Asthma
St Paul

Allan Stillerman, MD
Allergy & Asthma Specialists

Michael Wexler, MD
Advancements in Allergy and Asthma