Massachusetts allergists

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 2:23am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I'm looking for a new allergist for my daughter. (I know there was a topic about this in the past and have been unable to find it.)

We have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Young for June that I made 8 months ago. I just found out I may need to cancel it and am not looking forward to waiting another 8 months to get another appointment.
Any other Doctors you could recommend?
Thank you.

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 4:12am
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

Are you looking north or south of Boston?
I live 30 minutes north of Boston and our school system has been absolutely fantastic with our daughter's peanut allergy. The school is not peanut free (we did not want peanut-free as we had a bad experience in a private kindergarten that "claimed" to be peanut free and caused Lauren numerous reactions) but they are extremely allergy aware and take no chances whatsoever. There is a school system just 10 minutes further north than us that is peanut free.
E-mail me if you want more info.

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 2:19am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Dr. Young is a pediatric allergist at Children's Hospital Boston, and is probably considered the tops in the field of food allergies (especially peanut allergy) in this area. He is the author of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book.
That being said, I have no personal experience with him, but other people here have, and iirc, they like him.
If your sister wants her child to have an appointment with him, she should call to schedule the appointment 4-6 months in advance, though, because there is usually quite a wait to see any of the Children's Hospital allergists. (We use a different Children's Hospital allergist, and usually have a several month wait to see him at a suburban office.)
Any idea of which town in the Boston area your sister will be moving to?

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 4:23am
ants mom's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

My son has been seeing Dr. Curtis Moody. He is also affiliated with Children's. His offices are in Brookline and Concord. He was voted the best allergist in the Boston Magazine this past year.

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 5:34am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Oh, I should mention that for myself, I also use Dr. Moody, at his Concord office. I like him, both from a skill and personality point of view.
His partner, Dr. Twarog, is very highly thought of, as I understand it. I used to see him many years ago, but I personally just didn't get along with him as well.

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 7:35am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

I worked for Dr. Young. He is a great doctor and so very smart! I do not think you could do much better. Dr. Tworog and Dr. moody are also good. Dr. Young see's
pt.s at Childrens hospital and his own office in Weymouth, ma
[This message has been edited by esmom (edited December 23, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 12/23/2003 - 9:01am
michelle0123's picture
Joined: 03/29/2003 - 09:00

My son sees Dr. Young. He was very nice and answered all of my questions. His staff was very friendly as well.

Posted on: Wed, 12/24/2003 - 1:47am
cradin's picture
Joined: 12/23/2003 - 09:00

Do you know if Dr.Young supports Peanut free zones in school, as my sister is concerned this way. Quote:Originally posted by michelle0123:
[b]My son sees Dr. Young. He was very nice and answered all of my questions. His staff was very friendly as well. [/b]

Posted on: Tue, 12/30/2003 - 7:31am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

I know he is against bans. I'm not sure how he feels about zones, though.

Posted on: Wed, 12/31/2003 - 7:15am
michelle0123's picture
Joined: 03/29/2003 - 09:00

I'm pretty sure he does. I know that he has gone into schools to speak about the seriousness of PA.

Posted on: Mon, 02/02/2004 - 3:43am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Lets see -- How can I say this without getting into deep water...
Given Caitlin's FA's, its tough to do much but wait until... Our current allergist we don't see. we see her NP (nurse practioner). We're happy with her, dont get me wrong. Shes helped us a lot.
But is there more we can do NOW? What else can be done but have a 'wait and see' approach. We've done the rast, the spt's, we know the reactions, we know the routine.
Do we just sit back and wait? Is that all that CAN be done? Do we delve into altenative treatments, or do we not?
C's in preschool now. You know the stories. [img][/img]
I guess the question I pose is 'Now what'?
Ann's mentioned (and read) a lot about Dr. Young, and thinks 'why cant we switch'? Sure we could, I suppose, but what good would it do? Theres another question [img][/img] Should we change if we could?
For the latter question, I answered to her, "Why? Wouldnt do any good"
Any comments from his patients here? or answers? (no, theres no real answers, I know, but...)
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (avoiding nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 dx'ed Reflux - Alimentum feeder, Zantac - 1.5ml 2x/day - RAST neg. for everything.


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