Dr. Dean Firschein, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Dean Firschein, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Athens, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firschein to book an appointment.

Dr. Firschein

Allergy Partners of Georgia

330 HAWTHORNE LN Athens, GA 30606
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Firschein's Reviews

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3.7

Based on 31 ratings

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Very misinformed doctor and unwilling to learn. I keep finding out more all the time about how wrong he was in his medical knowledge. It is unbelievable how wrong he was, and how much confidence he had in saying what he was wrong about. I put way too much confidence in his opinion.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 08, 2021
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Stay away from this doctor, especially if you are seeking help with MCAS. He tested me for it on my first visit, but he did not understand how to run the tests correctly or how to interpret the results. His mistake derailed my medical care for 3 years. Meanwhile my attacks worsened to the point of interfering with my ability to work, and I repeatedly asked for help, but he dismissed my symptoms and did nothing. I have shown him numerous research papers and publications and patient stories to illustrate diagnostic standards for MCAS, but he ignores it all. I had to insist on additional testing, and the results DO support a diagnosis, but he still denies it as "not likely." It was his idea to begin with. He never established a proper standard of care, then terminated me when I tried to hold him accountable to one. Worst of all he never documented my drug reactions properly, and wanted to prescribe for me without considering dangerous side effects. Dismissive gaslighting and no empathy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JD – Apr 02, 2021
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Worst allergist on the planet. Dr Firschein had me pay a boatload of money out of pocket directly to him for a non effective non FDA approved treatment,when my insurance company was willing to pay for the cure the whole time. Dr Firschein is the very definition of a total hack
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 08, 2018
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Well, where do I begin. I was bitten by a tick that possibly infected me where I can't eat red meat. It has taken 4 weeks to set up an appointment. I called the business office to see if I would be able to pay my Co-Pay ($50.00) two days after the appointment. I called 5 days before this appointment to see if they would work with me. Was told "absolutely NOT" if you cant pay when you come. we cant see you!!!! Corporation over patient care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bobby in Athens, GA – Sep 08, 2017
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This doctor is probably the best doctor I have ever come into contact with. The entire office is probably the best office I've ever come into contact with. A few of the words I would use to describe Dr. Firschein would be: highly intelligent, straight to the point, warm, caring, assertive, and determined. Thank you Dr. Firschein for taking such excellent care of our daughter today.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jade Underwood in Athens, GA – Aug 18, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Firschein moved to Athens Georgia in 1998 and began his medical training in New York City where the emergency rooms and physicians' offices were filled...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Dean Firschein, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Firschein has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Dean Firschein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Firschein frequently treats Animal Allergies, Pollen Allergy, and Allergic Rhinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Firschein treats.

Where is Dr. Dean Firschein, MD's office located?

Dr. Firschein's office is located at 330 HAWTHORNE LN, Athens, GA 30606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Firschein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Animal Allergies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firschein treats Animal Allergies more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Firschein treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Pollen Allergy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firschein treats Pollen Allergy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Firschein treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firschein treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Firschein treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Firschein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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(706) 613-8500

Dr. Firschein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Locations

Allergy Partners of Georgia

Allergy Partners of Georgia330 HAWTHORNE LN Athens, GA 30606
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Allergy Partners Of Georgia1020 Twelve Oaks Pl Ste A Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Firschein is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

Athens, GA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Saint Mary's Hospital

Athens, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)