Participating Faculty: The Benefits of Specific Immunoglobulin E Testing in the Primary Care Setting

Supplements and Featured Publications, The Benefits of Specific Immunoglobulin E Testing in the Primary Care Setting, Volume 17, Issue 17 Suppl

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care reviews the clinical benefits of in vitro allergy testing for physicians, patients, and payers. It describes the numerous challenges to the diagnosis and management of allergic diseases in the primary care setting, and discusses the value of specific immunoglobulin E testing. This supplement also reviews the economic burden of asthma and allergic disease, and discusses management strategies to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.

Faculty

Jacqueline S. Eghrari-Sabet, MD

Medical Director and Founder

Family Allergy & Asthma Care

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Ryan Horn, CPC, CCS-P

Lead Revenue Cycle Analyst

Bronson Healthcare Group

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kenny Y.C. Kwong, MD

Chief, Division of Allergy-Immunology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Torrance, California

Guillermo R. Mendoza, MD

Department of Allergy

Kaiser Permanente

Vacaville Medical Center

Vacaville, California

Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, PhD

Head, Division of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology

University of Virginia

UVA Asthma & Allergic Diseases Center

Charlottesville, Virginia

Faculty Disclosures

These faculty report relationships with the following organizations:

Jacqueline S. Eghrari-Sabet, MD

Advisory board: Phadia Diagnostics

Honoraria: Phadia Diagnostics

Kenny Y.C. Kwong, MD

Consultant/advisory board: Phadia Diagnostics

Grants: Phadia Diagnostics

Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, PhD

Consultant/advisory board: Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Grants: Phadia Diagnostics

Ryan Horn, CPC, CCS-P; and Guillermo R. Mendoza, MD, have nothing to disclose.

The American Journal of Managed Care

Signed disclosures are on file at the office of , Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

This supplement was supported by Phadia, now .

Preparation of this supplement was underwritten by an educational grant from Phadia US Inc, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portage, Michigan.