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Center for Asthma & Allergy
Dedicated to helping you control your Allergies & Asthma symptoms while providing first class care and comfort.
HOME OF THE FIRST FOOD OIT CENTER IN NEW YORK!
Center for Asthma & Allergy
2 Coraci Blvd, Suites 13 & 14
Shirley, NY 11967
Phone: (631) 395-5464
NY Food Allergy & Wellness Center
23 South Howell Ave, Suites O & P
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: (631) 446-1436
Do you or your loved ones suffer from allergies, asthma, or related conditions? Have you considered an allergy specialist?
Imagine freedom from annoying allergy symptoms. It is possible. Relief has become a reality for the many allergy and asthma sufferers who have trusted us. We will strive to do the same for you and your loved ones.
We can help.
We know that living with allergies can be hard – but choosing an allergist shouldn’t be. At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, our allergy specialist, Dr. Atul Shah, provides personalized care for those who suffer with asthma, allergies, and related disorders. As a board certified allergist and pediatric allergist, Dr. Shah can ease the burden of allergies and asthma for adults and children of all ages.
Dr. Atul N. Shah – Board Certified Allergist & Asthma Specialist
Dr. Shah is a board certified allergist and asthma specialist who focuses on the early diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and related diseases. He has been awarded a dual fellowship by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. His extensive training as an allergist and asthma specialist and his experience in managing adults and children of all ages has earned him a “he can help” reputation among community physicians and medical professionals. He has been recognized with various awards including the America’s Top Physicians’ Award, the Patient’s Choice Award and the Most Compassionate Physicians’ Award.
His medical career began in India, followed by an internship, a residency, and fellowships at various institutions, including the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Schneider Children’s Hospital; Harlem Hospital; and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His commitment to cutting edge knowledge is evidenced by his ongoing participation in educational activities.
Dr. Shah founded the Center for Asthma & Allergy in the year 2000 with a personal mission of “touching as many lives positively, in as many ways possible – everyday.” After more than 10 years as an allergist and asthma specialist at the Center for Asthma & Allergy, his patient base has grown from the local community to international patients. More than half of the new patients last year were referred by existing patients and more than 80% live outside of the Center’s zip code.
Dr. Shah’s work and articles as an allergist have been published in peer reviewed professional journals, local newspapers, and weekly columns. He accepts invitations for speaking engagements at educational seminars and meetings. He is also an author and a publisher of a variety of educational materials including audio CDs, videos and a series of books. The latest is an “AmazingAllergist’s Awesome Book Series for children. As an asthma specialist and allergist, he truly enjoys “making a difference.”
If you’re looking for a world class allergy specialist, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. The new NY Food Allergy & Wellness Center in Centereach, New York provides the same dedicated experience while serving as NY’s first Food OIT center. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at (631) 395-5464 or (631) 446-1436 for a consultation to discuss all of your symptoms with an allergy & asthma specialist.
Today, it is widely acknowledged that food allergies are a significant and growing health problem in the USA. Over the past 10-15 years, research has provided compelling evidence on the impact of food allergies in the United States. 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children, have a food allergy, and nearly 40 percent of these children have already experienced a severe or life-threatening reaction. Studies have also revealed the economic burden and the damaging effect of food allergies on a family’s quality of life.
However, there is good news! Strict avoidance of problem foods is no longer the only way to prevent a reaction. Many promising new treatments are available. Among currently available treatment options, Oral Immunotherapy (OIT), is shown to result in desensitization and tolerance.
Desensitization means that a person can consume a significant amount of a problem food without experiencing a reaction. In order to stay safe, people would have to continue eating these foods until tolerance is developed. The desensitization or tolerance can help large numbers of people with food allergies – protecting them against potentially fatal reactions – and is life-changing.
During OIT, the food is administered slowly, in small but steadily increasing doses, until the patient is desensitized to it. Early clinical trials have demonstrated 80-95% success rate, if done properly and administered in a controlled setting. We have a dedicated team, resources, and controlled settings to help families with food allergies who plan to join our growing number of OIT patients.
The number one goal is safety and to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis from accidental exposure. Many of the patients can eat foods that contain the allergenic food without thinking about it, upon completion of OIT.
If you have any questions, concerns, or want to set up a consultation, call Dr. Shah’s office in Centereach or Shirley at (631) 446-1436 or (631) 395-5464.