Dr. John James is an Allergy, Asthma and Immunology specialist certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, particularly interested in pediatric food allergy and anaphylaxis. He has a strong family history of asthma, food allergies, and eczema and has been diagnosed with FPIES*. After 30 years in a clinical setting, he wanted a change in how he benefits patients. In January of 2021, he formed and launched a new business called Food Allergy Consulting and Education Services, LLC. With his diagnosis of FPIES, Dr. James discusses what it is and what it looks like and talks about his experiences with its diagnosis and management. He explains the most common misconceptions and shares what he wishes food allergy sufferers better understood. Dr. James shares his thoughts on changes needed for consistent care across food allergy medical professionals. What are the most exciting next steps in the food allergy arena? Dr. James lets us know his thoughts.
*Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.