Dr. Atul Shah, MD

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Dr. Atul Shah, MD
People First – Caring, Compassionate Allergy & Asthma Treatment We know that nothing ruins a bright summer day like itchy eyes or constant sneezing. Allergy and asthma specialists can help: but how do you choose the right one? Those diagnosed with allergies and/or asthma need quality care from a person whose "goal is to bring your life back to normal with optimum control of these conditions using the least possible medications." At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, we see a person – not a problem. We remember that our patients are people first. Dr. Shah founded the Center for Asthma & Allergy almost 16 years ago in the hopes of "touching as many lives positively, in as many ways possible – everyday." Our cutting edge knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and modern equipments allow Dr. Shah to offer the best quality care for our allergy and asthma patients. Dr. Shah conducts free asthma screenings in local libraries, churches, health fairs and firehouses in and around Shirley, New York, because "making a difference" is the most important part of Dr. Shah's job. We know that an allergy specialist needs to know his community in order to best serve them. We're happiest when our community is healthy. Your comfort will always be our top priority. That's why we work hard to help ease your allergy symptoms in a way that works best for you, and with the least possible reliance on prescription medications. If you're looking for a world class allergy specialist, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, New York on Long Island has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. The new NY Food Allergy & Wellness Center in Centereach, NY provides a pleasant environment for children and adults of all ages, while offering the FIRST food oral-immunotherapy (OIT) center in NY state! 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.

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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 and by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. His extensive training as an allergist and asthma specialist 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. 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.

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NY Food Allergy Center23 S Howell Ave
Centereach, NY 11720
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Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Huntington Station, NY |
I have been to several allergists in the NYC metro area, including Mount Sinai's Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. There is no other allergist I would trust to figure out and get through this food allergy nightmare than Dr. Shah. He has changed our life. We are forever grateful.
in Farmingville |
Group was amazing. The office staff is always so friendly. Doctor is very thorough and always answers all of my questions. Great with my three children and office is always so clean.
in Shirley,ny |
I really like dr.shah. But I always disappointed by the office ladies who deal you first. They are very rude and unfriendly. I visited shirley office today. I have to wait for very long time. My son was really frustrated. When I asked the lady she said they have emergency and I can reschedule my appointment. They saw two patients before me although they came after me. In this busy life how we can waited and reschedule. I am very upset. Next time I tried to schedule my appointment at Center
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People First – Caring, Compassionate Allergy & Asthma Treatment 

We know that nothing ruins a bright summer day like itchy eyes or constant sneezing.  Allergy and asthma specialists can help: but how do you choose the right one?  Those diagnosed with allergies and/or asthma need quality care from a person whose "goal is to bring your life back to normal with optimum control of these conditions using the least possible medications."  

At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, we see a person – not a problem.  We remember that our patients are people first.  Dr. Shah founded the Center for Asthma & Allergy almost 16 years ago in the hopes of "touching as many lives positively, in as many ways possible – everyday." 

Our cutting edge knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and modern equipments allow Dr. Shah to offer the best quality care for our allergy and asthma patients.  Dr. Shah conducts free asthma screenings in local libraries, churches, health fairs and firehouses in and around Shirley, New York, because "making a difference" is the most important part of Dr. Shah's job.  We know that an allergy specialist needs to know his community in order to best serve them.  We're happiest when our community is healthy. Your comfort will always be our top priority.  That's why we work hard to help ease your allergy symptoms in a way that works best for you, and with the least possible reliance on prescription medications. 

If you're looking for a world class allergy specialist, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, New York on Long Island has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade. The new NY Food Allergy & Wellness Center in Centereach, NY provides a pleasant environment for children and adults of all ages, while offering the FIRST food oral-immunotherapy (OIT) center in NY state! 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.

Dr. Shah's Care Philosophy

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 and by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. His extensive training as an allergist and asthma specialist 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. 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.

Dr. Shah says...

Allergy - Asthma - Hives - Food Allergy - Drug Allergy - Sinus Conditions

Food Oral Challenges and Food Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

1) Q: Where do patients go for OIT? A: As of now, a few very select board certified allergists have resources to offer OIT, including Dr. Shah. The number of practices offering it is growing, however, and may become mainstream in coming years. 2) Q: How long will the entire process take? A: The first day's procedure will take about 6-8 hours. The time to reach the top maintenance is about 6-8 months, depending on any symptoms during the build-up dosing. 3) Q: What age does my child need to be to participate. A: We are enrolling children 4 years of age and older. 4) Q: Should routine allergy medications be stopped before the first day procedure? A: No, it is not necessary. 5) Q: What is the timeline for the months after the first day? A: Exactly how it goes, depends on each individual child/adult. Patients will come in every week for build-up dosing. If they are having any symptoms we may not increase the dose, or even decrease until better tolerated. 6) Q: What are the most common symptoms during build-up.? A: By far, gastrointestinal symptoms are most common. Upset stomach, nausea and less frequently, vomiting. Also, patients may complain of an itchy throat after their dose.  Though it is very rare, severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis can happen during OIT. 7) Q: How often can the dose be increased? A: The interval between dose increases is a minimum of seven days. 8) Q: When should we perform a food challenge? A: Most patients who are desensitized should eventually be able to consume as much of the allergic food as a full serving size portion. For most patients, it is done at the completion of the OIT process. 9) Q: What is the goal of this process? A: The goal of therapy is to desensitize patients to an allergic food. This helps reduce the risk, frequency, and severity of anaphylaxis from accidental exposure. 10) Q: What is the success rate in desensitizing patients? A: The average reported desensitization success rate is 80-95%. 11) Q. If a patient has multiple food allergies, will completing OIT for one food help treat other food allergies?A: Each food OIT process is food specific. Completing one program does not treat other food allergies. Some patients have shown benefit in cross reactive food allergies. Peanut, milk, and egg OIT are done individually. Multiple tree nuts now can be combined in one protein. 12) Q. Where can I learn more?

A: Please visit our website - Center4AsthmaAllergy or call us at (631) 446-1436 for more information.

Dr. Shah says...

Allergy Skin tests

Food Challenges

Oral Immunotherapy

Allergy Shots (SCIT)

Allergy Drops (SLIT)

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  •  Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
  •  Board certified in Allergy & Immunology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Allergy & Immunology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immune Disorders
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

Education

  • Medical School
    Baroda University / Government Medical College

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Harlem Hospital Columbia University

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Harlem Hospital Columbia University

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Long Is Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1997

    Schneider Chldns Hospital

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Testing