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Don Richard Ishmael, MD
(405) 737-8455
230 N Midwest Blvd
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok

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John Russell Bozalis, MD
(405) 235-0040
PO Box 26827
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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James Howard Wells, MD
(405) 235-0040
PO Box 26827
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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James Howard Wells
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Patricia Ingham Overhulser
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert S Ellis, MD
(405) 235-0040
PO Box 26827
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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James Robert Claflin, MD
(405) 235-0040
PO Box 26827
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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Dean Alan Atkinson, MD
(405) 235-0040
750 NE 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Patricia Overhulser
(405) 235-0040
750 Northeast 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Howard Ozer Jr, MD
(405) 271-6655
825 NE 10th St Ste 5200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1975

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Fight Fire with Food

Fight Fire with Food

Chronic inflammation causes no outward symptoms such as swelling or pain.
Instead, it creates an insidious slow burn that can set the stage for heart disease and
other health disasters. The good news is that watching what you eat and adopting
an anti-inflammatory supplementation program may help cool this hidden flame—
before it seriously singes your well-being.

by Lisa James

November 2008

When Shauna first showed up at her practitioner’s office, she was in sorry shape: 55 pounds overweight, exhausted, depressed. Her troubles had begun six years earlier, when she starting taking artificial hormones to fight menopausal hot flashes and wound up on blood pressure medication to deal with the hormone’s side effects.

Her practitioner ordered blood tests and was shocked by the results for an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Anything over 3.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) would be considered high—and Shauna’s level was 22.0. Meta­bolically, Shauna was on fire.

Two years later, Shauna’s blood pressure is normal and her CRP is 1.8 mg/dL. She’s managed to lose those 55 extra pounds. What’s more, “she looks ten years younger,” says Mark Hyman, MD, Shauna’s practitioner and the author of UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Atria Books). “The importance of finding the source of, and treating, inflammation cannot be overstated.”

Finding inflammation may not be easy, since low levels may produce no symptoms. Or, as in Shauna’s case, a person may feel miserable—and never suspect inflammation as a possible culprit.

Internal Arsonists
Turn an ankle and your immune system creates pain, heat and swelling to keep you from moving it. This reaction, called acute inflammation, shuts itself off after the crisis passes. The problem starts when the immune system is always irritated, like someone swatting repeatedly at a persistent mosqu­ito. This results in a similar reaction that causes low-level chronic inflammation, which affects the entire body.

One cause of chronic inflammation can be found in what’s called toxic overload. “We’re so bombarded with toxins from an early age—heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides,” says Jessica Black, ND, co-founder of A Family Healing Center in Portland, Oregon and author of The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book (Hunter House). “It sets off an imbalance in the immune system.”

Inflammation and Arthritis

While low-level inflammation often creates no symptoms, the same cannot be said of osteoarthritis (OA), which is present in just about everyone over age 60. Joint inflammation causes cartilage damage that in turn may lead to pain and stiffness, especially in the morning—think of the “morning shuffle” that can make getting out of bed an adventure. The damage accumulates as time goes on, which can result in diminished range of motion, swelling and even deformity.

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is the first ...

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