Kevin Dooms
Kevin Dooms, MD

Kevin Dooms, MD

Kevin Dooms, MD
Specialty

Asthma/Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Allergy

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Allergy

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: No
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: No
Payment Methods Accepted:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Dr. Dooms is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Philosophy of Care

Comprehensive and evidence-based care for children and adults with allergies, asthma, and related immune disorders

Personal Interests

Cooking, travel, cycling

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004

Residency

General Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2007

Fellowship(s)

Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Board Certifications

Board Certified: Americal Board of Allergy and Immunology, and the Americal Board of Pediatrics

Languages:

English, French, intermediate Spanish

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Additional Information:

Dr. Dooms is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Food allergies and emergency epinephrine in Washington State schools

Food allergies have been on the rise in recent years.  Studies suggest that up to 1 in 13 children are affected by a food allergy.  Egg and cow’s milk are the most common food allergies for infants and toddlers.  Fortunately, most children will lose a milk or egg allergy by the time they enter school.  Peanut and tree nut allergies are also becoming more common.  Unfortunately, only 10-20% of children will ever outgrow a nut allergy.

Currently there is no cure for food allergies.  Instead, doctors rely on an accurate diagnosis, avoiding food triggers, and being prepared in the event of a severe reaction.  Making the situation more challenging, nearly half of children with a food allergy may be at risk for a potentially life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. 

Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:

  • hives or itchy welts
  • swelling
  • vomiting or diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing (cough, wheeze or shortness of breath)
  • dizziness or passing out

During a severe food allergy reaction, epinephrine (“adrenaline”) can be a life-saving medication. Epinephrine is typically injected into a thigh muscle with an “auto-injector” device like EpiPen® or Auvi-Q™.  Oral antihistamines like Benadryl, Allegra, or Zyrtec can help with some anaphylaxis symptoms, but are not considered life-saving treatment.

Emergency Epinephrine in Schools

Until recently, only certain students in Washington State could receive a life-saving epinephrine injection while at school.  They needed to be diagnosed with a food allergy and already have an epinephrine injector in the health room.  However, some students may not have an injector at school, or they have their first serious allergic reaction while at school.  In that case, the school could only call 911 and hope they arrived in time to save a life.

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Offices

Allergy & Asthma Associates (Bellevue)
1200 112th Ave NE
Suite C210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 454-2191
Fax: (425) 453-1270

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Allergy & Asthma Associates (Kirkland)
12911 120th Ave NE
Suite F-260
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 899-1458
Fax: (800) 922-8999

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