A good allergist?

stethoscope and ophthalmoscopeAnonymous writes:

I have allergies, to dust and maybe something seasonal as well. And I've managed to get by with over-the-counter medication. But in recent years, it seems like my symptoms have gotten worse. So I'm thinking about seeing an allergist in order to get tested and figure out better treatment. Any suggestion for good allergists in the area?

Got a suggestion for Anonymous? Please share. And, as with any question like this, non-redeemable bonus points for a sentence or two about why you like that doctor -- good listener, figured out a tough case, smooth-running office, or whatever.

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Comments

Our whole family has been treated by various doctors at Certified Allergy Associates, which has offices in Corporate Woods, Troy and I think somewhere else as well. We've been perfectly happy. It's a big practice.

I second Certified Allergy - I've been a patient of theirs since the '70s. Other offices in Clifton Park and Saratoga. I have been seeing Dr. Osur since the late 80s and he's definitely my favorite of their docs.

I suffer from seasonal allergies and I'm also allergic to dust and dust mites, too. I've been a patient of Dr. James DeMasi's for years. He's really nice and his office is very convenient (Executive Park).

When I lived in the area I saw Dr. Celestin at Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Center of Albany Medical College near Crossgates Mall. He is great, and has a very good rapport with patients. He listens to your concerns and provides helpful feedback, including agreeing that I didn't need to see him every year once my symptoms had improved, thus saving me money.

They have already switched to electronic records and can input your prescriptions directly to an online pharmacy, making it easier and faster to get any Rx you might need.

Albany ENT and Allergy is very comprehensive, they do a lot with immunotherapy (shots or drops) for allergies, if that's what you're interested in.

Gina

In the mean time, while you're waiting for an appointment, try using a netipot or sinus rinse bottle with sterile saline. I use to be on 3 allergy medications and an inhaler and I'm donw to 1 allergy medicaiton and 1 inhaler using the sinus rinse (and sudafed only when I neglect the sinus rinsing)

James Demasi, 518-437-1890, He is near Stuyvesant Plaza. He is one of the best doctors I've ever had.

Another vote for Dr. James Demasi. Various members of my family has used him for years -excellent bedside manner and not overly difficult to get an appointment scheduled with him.

Dr. Demasi is the best allergist I've ever seen. He listens to the patient and is aggressive in treating severe allergy sufferers. Unfortunately he left practicing in Saratoga almost 10 yrs ago and I haven't felt right since.

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