The Children's Center for Food Allergy
and Eosinophilic Disorders

Care for Childhood Food Allergies and Eosinophilic Disorders

It's important that your child's food allergy treatments are specially tailored for his age and maturity level. We offer several services to our young patients and their families. 

Some of our services include:

  • Personalized, coordinated care between gastroenterologist and allergist
  • Symptom resolution and prevention of future issues
  • Helping patients maintain the best possible quality of life
  • Ongoing support for patients who need food elimination diets
  • Nutrition management

Conditions We Treat

  • Anaphylaxis—A severe allergic reaction that can cause serious complications
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis—A disease caused by an abnormal allergic reaction to food or or allergens.
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders—Disorders that may cause a wide variety of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms
  • Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)—A reaction in the GI system to one or more specific foods
  • Oral allergy syndrome—An allergic reaction in the mouth caused by eating certain fresh fruits, nuts or vegetables in children who also have seasonal allergies
  • Oral aversions/Feeding disorders

What We Offer

We provide several tests and services to help diagnose and treat your child, such as skin-prick and patch testing.

Meet the Team

Food hypersensitivity physicians are part of the Children's Physician Group—Pumonology, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep (PACS), which is part of a physician group managed by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Karen Freedle, M.D., Allergist

Jennifer Shih, M.D., Allergist  

Gayathri Tenjarla, M.D., Gastroenterologist  

Alexia Beauregard, M.S., R.D., L.D., Nutritionist