First Bite #98 – April 28, 2020

Examining Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dr. Gregg

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Dr. Gregg Black, the current President of the SC Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society, and guest for Episode 13 “So You’re Telling Me Allergy Testing is Important?”, and Episode 18 “Dairy vs Soy vs What? The Correct Formula for Your Allergy and Why!” and they are taking a closer examination of that elusive Eosinophilic Esophagitis diagnosis. Okay, so let’s admit, most of us had never heard of “EOE”, as it is more commonly known, in grad school, but it appears to be popping up left and right these days when we go to obtain a past medical history for our patients. This is a hard diagnosis to come by, and unfortunately, it is a hard diagnosis to effectively treat, and for the “Feeding Therapist”, well y’all it’s hard to try new foods when we are worried about which ones our patients could be allergic to. That’s where the lovely Dr. Gregg Black comes in! He is back y’all to explain all about EOE! Through his helpful tips, all of us in the trenches will find better footing in the evaluation and treatment process for our patients! Three Cheers for Dr. Gregg!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • What Eosinophilic Esophagitis is and how it is diagnosed.
  • The difference between Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
  • The treatment process for Eosinophilic Esophagitis.


Gregg Black, MD

Gregg Black, 2005 graduate of MUSC, completed his residency at University of Alabama and his Allergy Fellow at Tulane University Medical Center in 2012. He has had several publications including a recent article “Facial Flushing with Food: The Auriculotemporal Syndrome” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, as well as completed numerous presentations at the state and national level. He was recently recognized by his peers for his dedication to his field, by being elected as the President of the SCAAIS Society.