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.

Posted on: Fri, 02/13/2004 - 5:36am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

We don't see Dr Young, but I've spoken with him at a presentation and found him very approachable. Anyway - to answer your question another way - have you thought about how you will manage your other children's introductions to allergenic foods?
I've found some allergists to be very strict -- "delay introduction to age 5 or beyond for peanuts, TN, shellfish" -- and some to be quite the opposite -- "treat them as if they have not allergy because the odds of a sibling developing an allergy are really quite small"
Your comfort level of introducing these foods in your home, a doctors office, or a well equipped hospital (like Boston Children's)could also play a role in the allergist you choose. Likewise, if you're delaying introduction of certain foods to age 5 or beyond, you may need an allergist's support when that child enters preschool, elementary school.

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 2:45am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

try Dr.Tworg in Brookline or Boston I am not sure.. Did you try Dr Broff he is Dr. Youngs partner. are you seeing him in Boston or in weymouth 781-331-1060??? I worked for them, Dr.Broff is a good guy!

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 4:43am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by esmom:
[b]try Dr.Tworg in Brookline or Boston I am not sure[/b]
Dr. Twarog's offices are in Concord and Brookline.
I see his partner, Dr. Moody, in the Concord office, but when I needed a pediatric allergist for my PA son, I was able to get an appointment with an allergist at the Children's Hospital office in Lexington in 4 months versus waiting for 6 months to get and appointment with Twarog or Moody in Concord.
Dani's Mom -- where do you live? Is Boston more convenient than a suburban office, or are you in the 'burbs?

Posted on: Wed, 06/18/2003 - 2:11am
ktmom's picture
Joined: 05/15/2002 - 09:00

I raised a related topic in the Main Discussion board

Posted on: Sun, 06/22/2003 - 2:56am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thanks for the recommendations.
And thank you, ktmom, for finding the original post for me.
We live in Walpole but don't mind travelling for a good Doctor.
Our pediatrician recommended an allergist at Newton Wellesley. We got an appointment next week which makes me question the doctor since everyone talks about waiting months!

Posted on: Sun, 06/22/2003 - 11:31pm
Jeannine's picture
Joined: 12/31/2002 - 09:00

We live in Norwood. Our pediatrician recommended either a doctor at Newton-Wellsley (forgot the name) or Dr Dioun at Children's Hospital. Being a first time Mom and the fact that my DD was only 6 months old - I opted for Children's.
It was somewhat confusing because they are a teaching hospital. You see the "fellow" first then the fellow consults the Dr and they both come back to talk to you. It took about a month to get an appointment. This made me uncomforatable at first - but in the end the "fellow" Dr Dorsey was more supportive and informative about PA than the other Dr.
I considered switching to Newton-Wellsley where I gave birth to my daughter because it is so much easier to get to, probably easier to get an appointment... But the skin regimen Dr. Dorsey prescribed for my DD's severe excema made such drastic improvements in her skin & comfort and her support with the PA and interest in her asthma has made me decide to stay there for now.

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