What our Patients have to say about OIT
Mark from Toms River
Our young son is being treated by Dr. Ho with OIT for peanut allergy. Our son looks forward to his appointments and we always leave feeling confident and informed. Dr. Ho’s staff is warm and courteous. Although the risk of an allergic reaction is never far from our minds, our fears are mitigated by Dr. Ho’s proactive, personalized therapy.
Dr. Ho is one of a kind. He’s the reason why my daughter, who used to be anaphylactic to peanuts/tree nuts, can now consume these allergens without any major concern. We went to see him when she was just 11 months old and he informed us of the option to start her on oral immunotherapy treatments, which essentially involves slowly giving increasing doses of the allergen.
I know many other allergists are not interested in pursuing this option due to a lack of familiarity or risk of liability. He is very detail oriented, proactive, and has a true interest in his patients. We have since moved out of state and can’t find an allergist who even comes close to him.
My daughter is no longer allergic to peanuts after Dr. Ho’s treatment!!!
My son has been seeing Dr. Ho since we discovered he was allergic to milk at the age of one. My daughter is five and has been seeing Dr. Ho since she was 10 months old, and we discovered through blood work that she was allergic to peanuts. We started her at 2 years old doing peanut OIT with Dr. Ho, and at 4 years old, she ate 10 peanut M&Ms!! Dr. Ho moved at a comfortable pace and we never felt like she was in any type of danger. She will now start kindergarten not needing to sit at the peanut table.
We just started my son, now 8 years old, doing milk OIT. We are moving at a very gradual pace with him, and are super confident in Dr. Ho’s abilities to get us the results we want for him. Dr. Ho has been nothing short of superb in this process with our two children. He always has time to listen and answer the million questions I come into the office with. I can’t say enough good things about him and his staff, and would highly recommend him to anyone!
My daughter was first diagnosed with food allergies as she was transitioning to solid foods. She has multiple food allergies and as a parent I have been concerned about her safety ever since her diagnosis. It was a stroke of luck that I discovered Dr. Ho and the work he is doing with OIT. Since then , I have had peace of mind knowing that she has a level of protection offered from her OIT treatment that has been overseen Dr. Ho. I don’t know any other doctors that offer this life changing treatment program. It’s a long process but the results are well worth it to know that my daughter is protected from the most severe life threatening reactions from exposure to a food allergen. Dr. Ho is extremely knowledgeable in his field of work and is a kind and caring physician with all his patients. The nurses are also very friendly and work well with kids. I highly recommend Dr. Ho to anyone with a child who has food allergies. The treatment he offers via OIT can be life saving.
My family had been seeing Dr. Ho for a decade now. We started with our first as a baby with some mild food allergies she eventually outgrew. My second had a peanut allergy that required oral immunotherapy (OIT). It’s been a year and a half and she’s now eating 10 peanuts or 2 teaspoons of peanut butter a day! This treatment is hard to find for young children. I’m so thankful to have found Dr. Ho. His care and patience has been life changing. We also do allergy shots here, and the staff has always been wonderful with my children.
We found out that our child had peanut and tree nut allergy when our child was about 18 months. Dr. Ho is very knowledgeable. He explained everything and educated us on how to read food labels. This was new to us as parents with a child who has food allergy. He did skin tests on our child and compared the skin test results with the blood test results from the lab. Based on the result of both tests, he recommended food challenges on certain nuts. After doing the food challenges for two years, Dr. Ho recommended that we start with Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) in 2018. The result has been really positive. Today we still continue with OIT treatment. We are very happy with Dr. Ho and his amazing staff. The front desk staff are very nice and respectful. The nurses are amazing with children. This is true with the Holmdel office and Manalapan office staff.
We have been taking our son to Dr. Ho for about 2 years now to treat his tree nut allergy. We have been ever so slowly introducing micro doses of tree nuts to my son in a controlled environment at the doctor’s office and then continuing at home in between visits. Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) has made it possible for my son to ingest small amounts of his allergen without a reaction! I am no longer worried about him eating foods that were made in the same facility that handles tree nuts. We are very happy with his progress and hope to build up his immunity even further.
We began seeing Dr. Ho in July 2019 after my then 5 year old daughter reacted to eating a dessert containing walnuts. After allergy testing was conducted, he introduced us to the idea of OIT and has been guiding us through our journey for cashews and walnuts ever since. He and his staff are friendly and accommodating.
All the doctors of this practice have been great! I used to take my daughter to another allergist who would tell me to look on my own for OIT. I took her to the Allergy Group. Now they have started her on OIT. Also, when my daughter may have been exposed to COVID19, they arranged for a contact free pickup so OIT would not be interrupted.