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Have any questions about navigating food allergies? Send us a message, or schedule a FREE 30-minute call with a dedicated Care Navigator. We'll listen to your story and goals, then guide you in the best direction.

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- Debbie M
"As an allergy mom still getting used to navigating this world, I really appreciate this!" See all reviews
Matt Bomes
Care Navigator

Hi there, I’m Matt, a co-founder of Backstop food allergy virtual care. I’m a former kid, and now an adult, living with food allergies. I’m so glad you’re here.

Consider me your personal concierge for navigating your family’s food allergy journey. You can chat with me here at any time for help with absolutely anything related to raising a kid with food allergies.

My team and I have chatted with thousands of families with food allergies just like yours, and have helped with so many different topics, including:

  • Finding the tools to live life with more confidence and less worry, stress and anxiety.
  • How to handle daycare, school, extracurricular activities, and social situations with their child.
  • Assistance finding qualified, compassionate food allergy specialists who lead with empathy.
  • Connecting parents with other parents of food allergy families to make you not feel so alone in this journey.
  • Any other questions you need answers to, outside the doctor’s office.

Ready to get started? I’m here to help, every step of the way. 

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Our expert virtual care team

We’re a specialized team of food allergy experts, parents, and patients with lived experience. We are passionate about improving the experience of traditional food allergy care and making life easier and safer for families. We work together to coordinate and customize your care plans based on your goals. We've got your back every step of the way. We’re there when you need us, cheering you on when you don’t.

Julie Sweeney, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Parent Coach & Food Allergy Mom

Susan Lasky, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician/Parent Coach & Food Allergy Mom

Shelly Vaziri-Flais, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Parent Coach & Food Allergy Mom

Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD

Therapist/Parent Coach & Food Allergy Mom

Liz Pecoraro, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Food Allergy Mom

Jamie Perillo, LPC

Therapist/Parent Coach, Mom & Adult Living with Food Allergies

Please note that Backstop® does not give medical advice, and if you or your child is experiencing an emergency, you should call 911. But if you have questions about how to create a safe care plan with your child’s school, you’re looking for allergy-safe summer camps, or want to find a specialist in your area who comes highly recommended, just contact us.