Our 4 year old daughter Nicole was diagnosed with tree nut allergies when she was less than a year old. The first time we gave her peanut butter her entire face swelled so that she could barely breathe or see. It was terrifying. We discovered that she could tolerate certain nuts so we began doing food challenges. The challenges were done in an adult allergist office, which were miserable experiences. We had to wait 6+ months for an appointment, the nurses weren't used to working with children, the environment was dreary and our daughter hated it. After sharing my experience with our Pediatrician, he recommended Latitude. We had a wonderful first visit at Latitude and every time since then. The office is inviting, clean, bright and happy, and we are always able to get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time. There are toys and snacks for the kids, and space for parents and care givers to work while waiting. Dr. Rani showed care and concern when talking to us about Nicole's allergies. She explained options to help reduce her allergy like OIT (Oral Immunotherapy) which had never been explained to us before. She was so thoughtful and took the time to make sure we understood everything. The nurses and office staff know our family, remember us by name, and are wonderful with Nicole. Nicole started OIT in October and it has been going so well. I thought it would be a battle to get Nicole to go to Latitude for her updose every other week, but she loves it and tells all her school friends she is "going to Latitude today" with so much pride. It doesn't feel like a doctors visit to her. Even though we are not through the process entirely, we are so much more at ease as parents sending her to school or social events where she may be exposed to nuts. We did not even know what OIT was before Latitude, and knowing that Nicole should be able to eat an entire peanut soon without going into anaphylactic feels like a miracle. Joining the Latitude family has been one of the best decisions we've made as a family for the health and future of Nicole. We are so grateful!
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