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Southern California Food Allergy Institute Expands To New Clinic

Largest food allergy and anaphylaxis treatment center of its kind helps more children achieve Food Freedom
LONG BEACH, CA (May 07, 2021) - The Southern California Food Allergy Institute (SCFAI) today opened the doors to their new Willow Clinic located in Signal Hill, CA. The largest site expansion in SCFAI history, since its founding in 2015, comes after a year of continued patient care throughout the pandemic, marking significant growth in demand for the revolutionizing food allergy and anaphylaxis treatment program.

Known for their Tolerance Induction Program (TIP™), the specialized treatment program is entirely dependent on a patient's data and uniquely tailored to their food allergy needs. Built on over a decade of diagnostic data collected, with a 99% success rate TIP™ has helped over 10,000 children with food allergies and anaphylaxis achieve true Food Freedom - the ability to eat whatever they want, whenever they want, in unlimited quantities, without fear of reaction.

“The opening of this second clinic is a milestone for our organization, “said Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Inderpal Randhawa. “We are here with these children every step of the way,” he added, “expanding our resources and team so we can help more children with food allergies achieve a life-changing Food Freedom.”

The new Willow Clinic will be located at 2704 E. Willow Street in Signal Hill, CA, conveniently close to Headquarters and downtown Long Beach. All food challenge visits will take place at the new clinic, providing patients and their families a familiar environment to pass their challenges and safely eat an adult-sized dose of an allergic food.

About Us:
Our non-profit, the Southern California Food Allergy Institute is a division in the Translational Pulmonary and Immunology Research Center (TPIRC). It is a cutting-edge clinical care and research center that is revolutionizing food allergy treatment. We are dedicated to providing innovative and safe treatment for the six million children in the United States who suffer from food allergies and anaphylaxis. Our goal is simple — for all children to safely eat whatever they want, in any amount - without the fear of a reaction.

Southern California Food Allergy Institute's Response to Undark Article by Esther Landhuis

Our organization was approached by Esther Landhuis, an independent journalist, to write an article discussing the Tolerance Induction Program in the Summer of 2020. In the past, our organization has gladly allowed reporters to write about the processes and programs of the institute. Esther Landhuis visited our organization for a short half day tour of only a few of our five facilities. The journalist claims to be an immunologist and did not pursue questions focused on the complex immunological model of the Tolerance Induction Program. The article published on her behalf is unfortunately inaccurate in many dates, locations, and terms. Such a publication does not reflect the diligent, detailed work which is the Tolerance Induction Program.

The article interestingly critiques the institute and the Tolerance Induction Program from research universities and private allergists who state SoCal Food Allergy is secret about its process. The Tolerance Induction Program indeed involves trillions of data points, years of specific personnel training, and complex proprietary software support systems. Obviously, this type of system cannot be readily shared to classically trained physicians. This would be similar to allowing a surgeon access to a surgical robot without any training on the device. Nonetheless, the criticisms are not new. These entities have criticized the novel approach of TIP for years. These entities have not successfully treated food anaphylaxis patients to date. These entities, in addition, cannot demonstrate failures of the Tolerance Induction Program . The journalist spent over six months investigating TIP looking for failures. Clearly, the few stories represented do not reflect any new information. We maintain a well over 99% success rate in achieving remission.

What is clearly missing from this journalist's investigation is:

- SoCal Food Allergy and TPIRC being funded and grown by one Founder's monetary support
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Development model designs
- Multitude of regulatory agencies who govern TIP
- Extremely high safety rates
- Ability to maintain weekly dosing of sustained unresponsiveness
- Manufacturing facility production of dose specific proteins
- 24/7 on call support center
- Hundreds of biomarkers tested in our lab unavailable elsewhere
- Treatment of all patients, all complexities from around the US and the world.

Being on the cutting edge of medicine requires focus, dedication and gravitas to see every patient to the finish line. As long as our patients don't give up, we do not give up. The largest absence in the article are the thousands of successful patient stories which reflect our ultimate promise: remission from food anaphylaxis.

Inderpal Randhawa, MD
Founder, TPIRC + SoCal Food Allergy
Organization updates from our founder and CEO, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa
On March 21, 2021, TPIRC held a COVID safe employee event to hear from our Founder and CEO Dr. Inderpal Randhawa to talk about what the future holds for our organization.

We would like to share the future state of TPIRC/Southern California Food Allergy Institute with everyone who aligns with our mission.

Grunion, May 13, 2021


"Southern California Food Allergy Institute (SCFAI) is expanding its clinic to an additional location at 2704 E Willow St. in Signal Hill. The Willow Clinic addition will make this the largest food allergy treatment center of its kind and the biggest expansion in the organization's history.

This will increase their capabilities of treating the six million children in the United States who suffer from food allergies. The Institute is known for its data-driven approach to treatment with the personalized plans that help children overcome food allergies without fear of reaction."

The full article can be found here.

Live Billing Q&A

On Wednesday, May 5, the Founder and CEO of TPIRC and Southern California Food Allergy Institute, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, and Christopher Clay, Billing Operations Manager, held a live Q&A with over 147 families to answer questions about billing. In case you missed it, you can watch the video here.

Live COVID Q&A Event
On December 17, 2020, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, TPIRC and SoCal Food Allergy Founder and CEO, held a live Q&A with over 503 families to answer audience questions about the latest details on COVID-19, vaccines, and more.
Dr. Randhawa Receives the COVID Vaccine
“Last week I received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, without any issues. As I continue to treat patients with COVID-19 in area hospitals, I remain confident this surge will stabilize in the next few weeks, with the combination of the vaccine and the total case numbers pushing the curve down during the next month. While LA County and Southern California are currently experiencing a significant surge of COVID-19 cases, SoCal Food Allergy continues to be a COVID-safe zone for our patients and their families, as well as our staff.

The next possible surge may be at the end of March, and with proper vaccine administration and response, there is hope that won't happen. Please stay focused. You control your risk. Together, we can make our environments safe by following the guidelines to protect ourselves and our loved ones.” — Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, Founder, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of SCFAI
SoCal Food Allergy Food Freedom Event
On December 1, 2020, over 279 families around the globe joined Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, and food allergy parents, Lisa Kammel and John Gallegos, to learn about SoCal Food Allergy's Tolerance Induction Program. Learn what true Food Freedom is all about.
The Grunion, Dec. 3, 2020
"Inderpal Randhawa, M.D., who holds position at Miller Children's, UCI and UCLA, and is CEO and chief medical officer at the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, has been named recipient of the Munzer Family Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching and Research. The award recognizes Randhawa's work at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children's." Full article can be found here.
Dr. Randhawa on KTLA, Sept. 5, 2020

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