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Bio

Doris J. Rapp, MD

Board-Certified in Pediatrics, Allergy and Environmental Medicine
President, Doris J. Rapp Education Corporation
Founder, Environmental Research Foundation
Scottsdale, AZ

http://www.acenterforhealthandhope.com/

Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is also a homeopath. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy medicine for 18 years. After learning about environmental medicine in 1975, Dr. Rapp began to incorporate the principles of environmental medicine into her pediatric allergy practice.

Dr. Rapp is a past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She is also the author of the bestselling book “Is this Your Child” and “Is This Your Childs World” These books will help identify and provide practical methods of treatment to eliminate substances which can cause illness and behavioral changes in both children and adults.

Dr. Rapp has published 29 medical articles, authored eight chapters in medical texts, written eleven books and three booklets about allergy. She has also produced numerous educational videotapes and audiotapes for the public, educators and physicians. Her videos vividly demonstrate the dramatic physical and behavioral changes in children and adults that can be produced using the more precise method of allergy testing called Provocation/Neutralization.

These diagnostic testing and treatment methods can produce and then relieve symptoms in a few minutes. The identical reactions of which patients complain can be easily reproduced by asking patients to eat offending foods or to smell offending odors. Single- and double-blinded research studies indicate changes in the brain waves, immunological blood factors, psychological tests, writing and drawing, all of which can occur during Provocation/Neutralization allergy testing and treatment.

Dr. Rapp believes it is imperative that both the public and physicians recognize that multiple body areas and a wide range of symptoms can be produced in allergic patients who have unrecognized and atypical forms of allergies.  Symptoms can be much more than hay fever, asthma, coughing and itchy skin. The appropriate allergy treatment for dust, pollen, molds, foods and certain chemicals (chlorine, fluoride, etc.) appears to be surprisingly helpful in relieving many acute and chronic physical, emotional and learning problems in both children and adults.

Dr. Rapp has dedicated her life to providing research, information and sensible solutions for those affected by both the typical and atypical forms of allergies. If entire families follow her suggestions regarding diets, air purifiers and nutrition, entire families find answers and are often helped.

Doris J. Rapp, M.D., F.A.A.A., F.A.A.P.
Curriculum Vitae


Brief Resume

Dr. Rapp is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric allergy.  She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy for 18 years and then, in 1975, began incorporating the principles of environmental medicine in her pediatric allergy practice. She is a certified specialist in Environmental Medicine.  She has published numerous medical articles, authored chapters in medical texts and written many books and booklets for the public about allergy. She has also produced numerous educational videos and audiotapes for the public, educators and physicians. These demonstrate the dramatic physical and behavioral changes in both children and adults that can be produced using a more precise method of allergy testing called Provocation/Neutralization.


EDUCATION


Pre-medical Education                 State University of NY-SUNYAB    B.A., Magna cum laude, M.A.

Medical College                          New York University                    Bellevue Medical Center

Internship (straight Pediatrics)      Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Residency (Pediatrics)                 Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology Children’s Hospital of Buffalo         Clinical Allergy & Immunology

Buffalo General Hospital

University of Buffalo School of Medicine

Department of Bacteriology & Immunology - SUNYAB

Emeritus University Appointment -  Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SUNYAB, until
1996 (when Dr. Rapp moved to Phoenix, AZ). She was also a
Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology for ten years before she
moved from Buffalo, NY,

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy  (achieved the highest examination test score that year and
was then asked to become a Board Examiner in Pediatric Allergy)


AFFILIATIONS


  • Fellow in American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow in American Academy of Allergy
  • Fellow in American College of Allergy
  • Fellow in American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • Fellow in American Academy of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
  • Fellow in American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Fellow in American College of Occupational Medicine
  • Member of Science Advisory Committee of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2 years
  • Member of Advisory Committee for Educational Quality in Schools New York State Education Department
  • Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy
  • President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • Member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Physician Assistant program at D’Youville College.

LISTED IN


  • The International Authors
  • Writer’s Who’s Who
  • Dictionary of International Biography

AWARDS


Safe Harbor, Humanitarian Award, of the year given in October 2004 for outstanding contributions to  humanity by forwarding the use of truly safe and effective mental health treatments

International Hypnosis Federation, Humanitarian Award given in July 2004 for outstanding contributions in helping humanity.

Humanitarian Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA., received in October 2002 for outstanding contributions in helping children with environmental illness. - with Nobel Prize winner John Nash and Betty Ford.

Woman of the Year by the City of Philadelphia International Women for Equality and Justice.

Princeton Bio Center, New Jersey. Award given in 1995 for outstanding contributions in Environmental Medicine .with Nobel Prize Winner, Linus Pauling

Humanitarian award, 34th Annual Cancer Control Society, Los Angeles, 8/06.  Awarded the at the meeting of alternative approaches to cancer treatment.

Jonathan Forman Award, American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM): 1992. This award is given in recognition to Dr. Rapp, who in the opinion of the Academy made outstanding contributions to the field of Environmental Medicine

Herbert J. Rinkel Award, American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 1994. The Herbert J. Rinkel award is given in recognition for excellence in teaching the techniques of Environmental Medicine

Distinguished Alumni Award, June 1985 State University of  New York at Buffalo Alumni Association – for being distinguished both nationally and internationally in the eyes of your peers, and being recognized for her outstanding contributions to medicine.

Nominated for the Sayed Award in 2005.


PUBLICATIONS


Scientific articles (29)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Allergies: The Hidden Hazard.  Principal, November, 1990.
  2. Rapp, D.J., The Food Controversy and Hyperactivity.  The Baby’s World. December, 1989.
  3. Rapp, D.J., Environmental Medicine: An Expanded Approach to Allergy.  Buffalo Physician, February, 1986.
  4. McGovern, J.J., Lazaroni, J.A., Rapp, D.J., Laboratory and clinical diagnosis of immune deregulation in food allergy.  Journal of Allergy and Immunology Practice (In press).
  5. McGovern, J.J., Rapp, D.J., Perica, S., O’Banion, D.R., Painter, K. Laboratory and clinical support for the reliability of the Provocation/Neutralization test: Three double-blind studies.  Archives of Otolaryngology. (To be submitted)
  6. Rapp, D.J., McGovern, J.J., Immunologic diagnosis and treatment of hyperkinesis in childhood.  Submitted to The Lancet.
  7. Rapp, D.J., Allergic management of serous otitis.  American Journal of Otology 5(6):463-467, 1984.
  8. McGovern, J.J., Lazaroni, J.A., Saifer, P., Levin, A.S., Rapp, D.J., Gardner, R.W. Clinical Evaluation of the major plasma and cellular measure of immunity.  Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry 12(1):60-71, 1983.
  9. McGovern, J.J., Gardner, R.W.,  Rapp, D.J., Painter, K. Natural foodborne aromatics induce behavioral disturbance in children with hyperkinesis.  International Journal of Biosocial Research 4:40, 1983.
  10. Rapp, D.J., Immunological studies of adult with Attention-Tension-Fatigue Syndrome (ATFS) due to sugar.  Annals of Allergy 48:258, 1982.
  11. Rapp, D.J., Food allergy for treatment of hyperkinesis.  Journal of Learning Disabilities 12:42-50, 1979.
  12. Rapp, D.J., Weeping eyes in wheat allergy.  Transactions of the American Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology 18:49, 1978.
  13. Rapp, D.J., Does diet affect hyperactivity?  Journal of Learning Disabilities 11:56-62, 1978.
  14. Rapp, D.J., Double-blind confirmation and treatment of milk sensitivity.  Medical Journal of Australia 1:571-572, 1978
  15. Rapp, D.J., The diet that could help the hyperactive child.  Consultant, pp. 33-35, May, 1977.
  16. Rapp, D.J., Practical office hints of allergy.  Consultant, pp. 21-25, December, 1975.
  17. Rapp, D.J., Fahey, D.J., Allergy and chronic secretory otitis media.  Pediatric Clinics of North America 22(1):259-264, February, 1975.
  18. Rapp, D.J., Managing eczema: Role of allergy stressed in therapy.  Chronic Disease 9(2):1-4, February, 1975.
  19. Rapp, D.J., Milk allergy - from birth to old age.  Consultant, pp. 120-122, September, 1974.
  20. Rapp, D.J., Managing the wheezing child without a specialist.  Consultant, pp. 29-31, March, 1974.
  21. Rapp, D.J., Fahey, D.J., Review of chronic secretory otitis and allergy.  Journal of Asthma Research 10(4):193-218, June, 1973.
  22. Rapp, D.J., Fahey, D.J., Otitis media: What to do about it.  Consultant, pp. 62-65, May, 1973.
  23. Rapp, D.J., Tips on managing hives.  Consultant, pp. 81-83, May, 1972.
  24. Rapp, D.J., What to do when insects sting children.  Consultant, 257-269, October, 1971.
  25. Rapp, D.J., Management of the child with allergic rhinitis.  Pediatric Clinics of North America 16(1):257-269, February 1969.
  26. Rapp, D.J., Most wheezing infants don’t need allergist.  Consultant, pp 8-10 November-December, 1968.
  27. Shulman, S., Rapp, D.J., Bronson, P., Arbesman, C.E., Immunologic studies of caddis fly II.  Isolation of the allergenic fractions of caddis fly extract.  The Journal of Allergy 33(5):438-447, September-October, 1962.
  28. Rapp, D.J., Shulman, S., Arbesman, C.E., Immunologic studies of the caddis fly I.  Preparation and characterization of extracts.  The Journal of Allergy 33(2):97-111, March-April, 1962.
  29. Arbesman, C.E., Kantor, S.Z., Rapp, D.J., Noel, R.R., Immunologic studies of ragweed sensitive patients III.  Clinical aspects: The relationship of reagin and hemagglutinating antibody titers to results of hyposensitization therapy.  The Journal of Allergy 4:342-350, July-August, 1960.

Articles for Educators (2)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Allergies: Are some children pains in the class? SAANYS Journal 16(2):29-32, 1985
  2. Rapp, D.J., The Food Controversy.  New York Early Education Reporter, p. 5, Spring, 1979.

Medical Abstracts (10)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Immunological studies of adults with Allergic-Tension-Fatigue Syndrome (ATFS) due to sugar.  Annals of Allergy 48:258, 1982 (Abstract #15).
  2. Rapp, D.J., McGovern, J.J., Waickman, F.J., Video documentation of food and chemical sensitivities.  Annals of Allergy 48:258, 1979 (Abstract).
  3. Rapp, D.J., A prototype for food sensitivity studies in children.  Annals of Allergy 47:123-124, 1978 (Abstract #25).
  4. Rapp, D.J., Behavioral reactions following food challenges.  Annals of Allergy 44:61, 1977 Abstract #51.
  5. Rapp, D.J., Treatment for food sensitivities.  American College of Allergists, 3rd International Food Allergy Symposium Abstracts, pp 28-29, 1980.
  6. Rapp, D.J., Herpes progenitalis responding to influenza vaccine.  Annals of Allergy 40:302, 1978 (Abstract #61).
  7. Rapp, D.J., Abstract of film presentation.  Annals of Allergy 42-128, 1976 (Abstract #28).
  8. Rapp, D.J., Hyperactivity and food allergy: Are they related? Annals of Allergy 40:297, 1975 (Abstract #46).
  9. Rapp, D.J., Does diet affect hyperactivity? Annals of Allergy 40:293, 1974 (Abstract #32).
  10. Rapp, D.J., Double-blind case report of chronic headache due to foods and air pollution.  Annals of Allergy 40:289, 1978 (Abstract #13).

Letters to the Editor (9)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Response to March cover article re: ADHD.  Contemporary Pediatrics, October 1991/VOL 8. NO 10.
  2. Rapp, D.J., Council Report - In vivo diagnostic testing.  Journal of American Medical Association 260-342, 1988.
  3. Rapp, D.J., Allergy and Tourette’s Syndrome.  Annals of Allergy 56, 1986
  4. Rapp, D.J., Letter to the editor re: Gross article. Clinical Ecology 3(2):106-107, 1985
  5. Rapp, D.J., Food additives and hyperactivity. Lancet pp 1128, May 15, 1982
  6. Rapp, D.J., Sublingual provocative food testing.  Annals of Allergy, 46:44, 1981
  7. Rapp, D.J., Herpes progenitalis responding to influenza vaccine.  (Double-blinded study of flu treatment).  Annals of Allergy 40:302, 1978.
  8. Rapp, D.J., Possible new way to treat herpes progenitalis.  NYS Journal of Medicine, 78:693, 1978.
  9. Rapp, D.J., Water as the cause of angio-edema and urticaria.  The Journal of the American Medical Association 221(3):305, 1972.

Chapters in Books (8)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Kochanski, K., ” Unsuspected Environmental Causes of Health and Learning Problems.” Putting Children First - Visions for a Brighter Future for Young Children and their Families, Elizabeth J. Erwin, (Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 1996).
  2. Rapp, D.J., “Advances in Therapies for Children”
  3. Rapp, D.J., “Sublingual Testing and Treatment.” Food Allergy and Intolerance, ed:Jonathan Brostoff and Stephen J. Challacombe (Philadelphia: Bailliere Tindall - W.B. Saunders, 1986).
  4. Rapp, D.J., “Practical Approach to Diagnosis and management of Food Allergy,” Differential Diagnosis of Pediatric (Childhood) Allergy, ed: Bernard A. Berman, MD, (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1981).
  5. Rapp, D.J., “Hyperactivity and the Tension-Fatigue Syndrome,” Food Allergy: New Perspectives, ed: John W. Gerrard, MD, (Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1990).
  6. Rapp, D.J., Quel, J.A., “Self Assessment of Current Knowledge in Allergy,” General Pediatric Allergy, ed: Claude A. Frazier, MD, (Medical Examination Publishing Co., Inc., 65 Freshmeadow Lane, NY 11365, May 1976).
  7. Rapp, D.J., Fahey, D.J., “Allergy and Chronic Secretory Otitis media,” Pediatric Clinics of North America, ed: John S. Hyde, MD, (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 22(1):259-264, 1975).
  8. Rapp, D.J., “Management of the Child with Allergic Asthma and Rhinitis.” Pediatric Clinics ofNorth America, ed. John S. Hyde, MD, (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 257-269, February 1969).

Books (11)

  1. Rapp, D. J., Our Toxic World A Wake Up Call, 02/04, Environmental Research Foundation, PO Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223 – 1-800-787-8780.
  2. Rapp, D.J., Is This Your Child’s World? 9/1996, with accompanying videocassette, Environmental Research Foundation, PO Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223, phone - 800-787-8780, $15
  3. Rapp, D.J., Is This Your Child? Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223-0060.
  4. Rapp, D.J., Ist Das Ihr Kind? (Is This Your Child?) German edition
  5. Rapp, D.J., Allergies and Your Family.  Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223-0060.
  6. Rapp, D.J., Recognize and Manage Your Allergies.  Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223-0060.
  7. Rapp, D.J., The Impossible Child,  Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223-0060
  8. Rapp, D.J., El Nino Insoportable,  Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223-0060.
  9. Rapp, D.J., Allergies and the Hyperactive Child.  New York: Fireside Library, Division of Simon & Schuster, 1979.
  10. Rapp, D.J., Frankland, A.W., Allergies - Questions and Answers.  Henimann Press, England, July, 1976.  Translated into Danish and Spanish, 1987; German 1988.
  11. Rapp, D.J., Allergies and Your Child
  12. Titles Have Been Published In Danish, Italian and Japanese

Videos (10)

  1. Rapp, D. J., How Molds Affect Children and Adults
  2. Rapp, D.J., How Chemicals Affect Children and Adults
  3. Rapp, D.J., Environmentally Sick Schools,
  4. Rapp, D. J., El Nino Insoportable,
  5. Rapp, D.J., Clean Classroom
  6. Rapp, D.J., Allergies Do Alter Activities and Behavior, Video I, II & III.  1988.
  7. Rapp, D.J., Bamberg, D.L., Impossible or Allergic Child? 1987.
  8. Rapp, D.J., Why Some Children Can’t Learn or Behave.  1986.
  9. Rapp, D.J., A Pain in the Class.  1986.  Two part set of videotapes designed for educators, physicians, corrections officers and parents.
  10. Rapp, D.J., Do Foods Alter Behavior and Activity? 1983.

Pamphlets (3)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Make the Connection, published by  Environmental  Research  Foundation,  P.O. Box 60,  Buffalo, NY 14223-0060.
  2. Rapp, D.J., Food Sensitivity Diets, published by Syntex Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA 1978.
  3. Rapp, D.J., Sneezing, Wheezing and Scratching, Erie County Department of Health, Buffalo NY 1974; in English and Spanish.

Audiocassettes (4)

  1. Rapp, D.J., Infant Food Allergies.  1988.  Discusses how to recognize and possibly relieve forms of allergy in infants.
  2. Rapp, D.J., Environmental Aspects of Allergy.  1988.  Focuses on the various environmental substances that can cause problems in susceptible individuals.  It provides suggestions for creating a more allergy-free home environment, and offers many alternatives to help relieve some of the illness present in today’s “chemical world.”
  3. Rapp, D.J., General Aspects of Environmental Illness.  1982.  Lecture by Dr. Rapp which continues to review the recognition, manifestation and treatment of allergy.
  4. Rapp, D.J., Allergy Diets.  1975.  Explains when to try an allergy diet, how to do it, and the pros and cons of several common types of diets to detect food problems.