Top User Rated Allergists


Dr. Paul F. Detjen

An allergist plays a vital role in a life with food allergies, from the initial diagnosis and annual updates to, hopefully, eventually introducing us to the latest treatments and therapies. Whether you are looking for your first allergist or considering a change, getting a referral from another food allergy family is invaluable. To see the newest version of this guide, click here! 

Announcing Spokin’s inaugural list of the Top Rated Allergists! This list featuring the top 30 allergists reviewed by our users.



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1. Dr. Paul F. Detjen

Location: Kenilworth, Illinois

“Dr. Detjen is a very friendly, dedicated, and comforting allergist. I have been going to him all of my life, and he has helped me conquer some of my food allergies. Recently, his practice started offering oral immunotherapy, which has helped me go from being deathly allergic to peanuts, to right now eating 10 of them a day!”

@cfriedland9 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


2. Dr. Kelly Newhall

Location: Chicago, Illinois

”There is no sweeter and kinder allergist out there- we love love love Kelly. Most importantly, my daughter adores her! She’s also a mother and I think it really adds to her perspective.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


3. Dr. Kari Nadeau

Location: Portola Valley, CA

“Kari is not our doctor but I’ve followed and known her for years and she is truly exceptional! She is at the very forefront of all things food allergies. I can’t recommend her enough!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

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4. Dr. Rachel E. Story

Location: Evanston, Illinois and Glenview, Illinois

“Very kind and knowledgeable. Offered great support and realistic structure during the first days following an anaphylactic reaction and allergy diagnosis.”

@hleonwotiz who manages a peanut allergy


5. Dr. Aaron Donnell

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Dr. Donnell is absolutely amazing. So passionate about helping his patients and is always very current on resources and research.”

@merylhunter who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


6. Dr. Inderpal Randhawa

Location: Long Beach, California

“Game changer! His tolerance induction program is life changing. Our teen is on her way to food freedom. She is already safely eating almonds, pine nuts and macadamia! Hazelnuts are next on her individual plan!”

@lisakammel who manages tree nuts and lactose intolerance allergies


7. Dr. Jacqueline A. Pongracic

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Our local allergists were out of the loop on the latest support networks (FARE and MOCHA) and were not pediatric focused, nor were they wokring researchers in advancing a cute or other helpful tools for kids with food allergies. Dr. Pongracic is all that and more!”

@laura who manages a peanut allergy


8. Dr. Sai Nimmagadda

Location: Hoffman Estates and Highland Park, Illinois

“Dr. Nimmagadda is warm and really cares. He takes his time and calls back promptly. We love him.”

@yogajill who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


9. Dr. Marc J. Sicklick

Location: Cedarhurst, New York

“Dr. Sicklick has been working in the area of food allergy for over 30 years. His wisdom, knowledge and experience set him apart form other doctors. He is accessible 24 hours a day and you only see him in his practice. He is one in a million. I am also lucky enough to work as one of his nurses.”

@suekelly who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and celiac-gluten allergies


10. Dr. Sarah Garon

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Dr. Sarah Garon is young and extremely willing to help problem solve. We took our youngest son to her with suspected food allergies and she helped us with all the skin testing we could possibly want until we found answers. She’s very compassionate and makes herself available. I highly recommend her.”

@gfmama who manages celiac-gluten allergy


11. Dr. Timothy J. Brown

Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois

“Dr. Brown is now on staff with Lurie Children’s and he is an amazing, caring physician who has become part of our family. He is always looking for ways to do more to help and he always takes time to listen and clearly explain things. He and his staff are truly remarkable!”

@daveb1010 who manages a peanut, tree nut and milk allergy


12. Dr. Chad W. Mayer

Location: Novi, Michigan

“Dr. Mayer has changed our lives! Both kids completed OIT with him (one peanut and one walnut/cashew). We now have peace of mind that our kids are protected against accidental exposure. We live hours away but the drive and everything is so worth it. Learn about OIT!”

@tashamu2004 who manages peanut and allergies


13. Dr. Christina Ciaccio

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Dr. Ciaccio is so easy to reach and always provides excellent insight. I feel so lucky to know her!”

@merylhunter who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


14. Dr. Luqman Siedu

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

“Dr. Seidu of Omni is a terrific compassionate allergist. He LISTENS to the families experiences and wishes for care before making recommendations. He works well with grassroots organizations as well as larger non profits and he collaborated well on care if your child has other associated health concerns. “

@iammzword who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg and fish allergies


15. Dr. Marc S. McMorris

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Awesome allergist!”

@tbf6 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish and shellfish allergies


16. Dr. Scott H. Sicherer

Location: New York, New York

“Dr. Sicherer has helped me manage my food allergies for several years. He is approachable and funny. He makes everything easier.”

@rachelmccain who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


17. Dr. Hugh Sampson

Location: New York, New York

“This man is my whole life! He has been my allergist for the past 18 years! He even linked me to an allergist in Berlin for when I go abroad next fall!”

@apalin who manages peanut and soy allergies


18. Dr. Harvey Leo

Location: Novi, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan

“We have seen Dr. Leo since both of our children were quite young, dealing with eoe, tree nuts and new celiac. He is great, has worked with our GI in a different health system. Cant recommend him highly enough.”

@nangunn who manages tree nut, milk, egg and wheat allergies


19. Dr. Hemant P. Sharma

Location: Washington, D.C.

“Such a kind-hearted and dedicated allergist.”

@brettafox who manages peanut, tree nut and egg allergies


20. Dr. Diane L. Ozog

Location: Naperville, Illinois

“I really liked Dr. Ozog! She is very clear, knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and detailed! I was shocked and appreciated the detail of our first visit. It was more than I’d ever been asked in a job interview even! Weve had a great experience ever since as well. Only down side is a decent wait at each appointment… Im still happy here!”

@hullmama who manages a tree nut allergy


21. Dr. David K. Brown

Location: Summit, New Jersey

”This allergy practice is amazing! They have a great and knowledgeable staff. Chris is hands down a terrific PA (physician assistant that works with Dr. Brown) who always answers all my questions with great detail. I have never felt rushed or inconvenienced when I bring my kids for their yearly appointments. They always provide detailed information for allergy/asthma maintenance. I highly recommend this practice for any allergy or asthma needs!”

@safemom who manages peanut, tree nut and egg allergies


22. Dr. Jeffrey A. Wald

Location: Overland Park, Kansas

“Dr. Wald has been an amazing doctor that is always looking out for his patients first. If a school is needing a certain form, he will make sure it gets to you as quickly as possible. I always feel as if I can ask him anything about my food allergies and he will know the answer.”

@dhodson500 who manages a peanut allergy


23. Dr. Ikuo Hirano

Location: Chicago, Illinois

”I have only had excellent experiences with Dr. Hirano. As a young adult with allergies and EoE, he is able to recommend the best treatment options while understanding that food elimination is not possible with my already limited diet. He is also very knowledgeable on the current clinical trials relating to EoE and has significantly increased my quality of life with yearly expansionary endoscopies. Highly recommend!”

@yamase who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg and fish allergies


24. Dr. Mark H. Hermanoff

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

”He is awesome! We love him. He’s incredibly smart, kind, to the point and takes care of business.”

@charsmom who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


25. Dr. Nathaniel Hare

Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

”We traveled an hour and a half to see this doctor. They are very nice and up on current treatments and very thorough with explanations and Epipen training.”

@clemens3 who manages a tree nut allergy


26. Dr. Sakina S. Bajowala

Location: North Aurora, Illinois

”Our daughter has been a patient of Dr. Bajowala since 2015 because of her progressive treatment of food allergies. We have completed many food challenges are on the waitlist for OIT.”

@stephanie78 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


27. Dr. Lisa Barisciano

Location: Florham Park, New Jersey

”Dr. Barisciano is truly the best! She devotes so much time and attention to her patients and truly cares about each and every individual. She is very knowledgeable and clear with her patients about how to handle allergies.”

@alexallergy who manages a tree nut allergy


28. Dr. Rani Maskatia

Location: Redwood City, California

”My 8 year old son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at the age of one, and has now been under Dr. Maskatia’s care for the past 8 months. In our experience, her combination of clinical knowledge, straightforward communication and genuine caring for the patients well being is rare among physicians. We travel over 600 miles to see her on a regular basis and she’s always willing to address our questions, on-site or over the phone. Her approach is so welcoming that my son actually looks forward to his doctor visits! We’re looking forward to continuing our treatment journey under her skillful watch.”

@ccarrol who manages peanut, tree nut and egg allergies


29. Dr. Roger A. Friedman

Location: Westerville, Ohio

”Dr. Friedman is an experienced and reliable allergist who does very efficient allergy testing and is very clear and knowledgeable about everything.”

@altheachan who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg and shellfish allergies


30. Dr. Philip N. Ranitelli

Location: Columbus, Ohio

”He is so nice and funny! I love him!!”

@ohio who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and soy allergies

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