Stephen Kimura, M.D.

“I am excited to offer OIT because I see such an increase in food allergies in my patients.  I feel frustrated that for so many years, all we could offer was avoidance and epinephrine should there be accidental ingestion.  

I see entire families who are affected because of the child with food allergies.  They all give up peanuts or tree nuts so that there is not the temptation to eat these foods. They avoid restaurants where peanuts are served, and in the South, you see boiled peanuts being sold on every corner.  We are also in one of the major peanut growing areas and ironically one of the peanut farmers’ child was found to be highly allergic.  After the harvest, the leftover plants are plowed over, and with that much of the peanuts left were crushed and the dust would cause him to react.

I was presented the opportunity to become involved with OIT after one of my former staff members moved back to our area.  She brings with her a wealth of experience in OIT and we have been in constant contact with Dr. Carr and his office as well as with Dr. Windom.  This gives us the wealth of knowledge from practices on both sides of the country and having a mentor in Dr. Windom allows me to have somebody within the state who is familiar with the nuances of this area.”

Education:
1978-1982:  Kansas State University, B.A. Biology, Cum Laude
1982-1986:  University of Kansas School of Medicine, M.D.
1986-1989:  Michigan State University, Internal Medicine
1990-1992:  University of Kansas School of Medicine, Allergy and Immunology

Certifications and Professional Activities:
1990:  American Board of Internal Medicine
1995, 2005, 2015:  American Board of Allergy and Immunology
2014:  Good Clinical Practice Training

Professional Licensure:
1998-2012:  Florida Board of Medicine, #ME0076685
2010-2011:  Escambia County Tax Collector, 98862
2010-2011:  Santa Rosa County Tax Collector, 55200
1997-2011:  Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners, 0020878

Memberships:
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Fellow, American College Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Fellow, American Academy Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Past President, Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society
Southeastern Allergy Society
Past President, American Lung Association of Northwest Florida

Clinical Experience:
1989-1990:  Internal Medicine, Private Practice
1992-Present:   Allergy and Immunology, Private Practice
2010-Present:  Gulf Region Clinical Research Institute, PI

Research Experience:
Subcellular localization of the post synaptic density protein
Fungal endocarditis leading to cardiac arrest
A novel antibiotic in the treatment of chronic bronchitis
The safety and efficacy of loratidine/pseudoephedrine in chronic asthmatics
Formoterol inhalation in chronic stable asthmatics
Phase II trial of a long acting bronchodilator in asthmatics and COPD
Interventional strategies in atopic dermatitis
Bronchodilator induced cough
Health outcomes of telithromycin vs. azithromycin in lower respiratory
tract infections
PDE 4 inhibitor for the treatment of COPD
Fluticasone/salmeterol diskus vs. salmeterol in COPD
Omalizumab in children with allergic asthma
Omalizumab in asthmatics poorly controlled with Advair diskus
Fluticasone propionate vs. Montelukast in subjects with allergic rhinitis and
asthma currently on Advair diskus
Indacaterol in patients with COPD
Effects of roflumilast in patients with COPD
Ipratropium delivered by Respimat vs. Combivent in COPD
Fluticasone Propionate/salmeterol combination vs. Fluticasone Propionate in pediatric subjects with asthma
Fluticasone Propionate/salmeterol combination vs. Inhaled Fluticasone Propionate in the treatment of adolescent and adults with asthma
Confirmatory study investigating the efficacy and safety of dupilumab monotherapy administered to adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Publications:
“Mastocytosis and Ascites”, Kimura, S, Stechschulte, D, Immunology and
Allergy Practice,14:116-117, 1992

Effects of adjuvant therapy with .1% olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic
solution on quality of life in patients with allergic rhinitis using systemic or nasal therapy., Berger, W. Morris, B., Kimura, S., Westbrook, T., Storms, W., Galant, S. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 95:4:361-371.

Contact:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
8333 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32514
2114 Airport Blvd., Suite 1500, Pensacola, FL  32504
850.969.2340
http://www.allergyasthmamd.net/home/4540187744

OIT Details

Doctor Name: Dr. Kimura
State: Florida
Allergen: Peanuts, Tree Nuts
Treats single/multi allergens at once: Single
Offers SLIT for food allergens: No

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