Dr. Gary Cohen, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Gary Cohen, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cohen has more experience with Environmental Allergies than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cohen to book an appointment.

Dr. Cohen

Allergy & Asthma Prevention

9833 Pacific Heights Blvd Ste J San Diego, CA 92121
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cohen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cohen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cohen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (858) 458-0940.

Environmental Allergies

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Dr. Cohen is experienced in the area of Environmental Allergies. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cohen
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Pollen Allergy
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Hives
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Frequency
High
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Dr. Cohen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Desensitization
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Immunotherapy
  • Itchy Skin
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Spirometry
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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(858) 458-0940

Dr. Cohen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna HMO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Elect Choice
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Blue & Gold HMO
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Health Net PPO
SmartCare HMO
Humana
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Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Sharp Health Plan
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Health Premier
Tricare
TriCare for Life
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cohen

4.1

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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I had an appointment with Dr Cohen for over a month. The last week I was unable to take allergy medication because of the allergy testing I was suppose to be doing at the appointment ( I’ve been missrable for a week because of it) 2 hrs before my appointment I got canceled on due to the dr being sick and was rescheduled the following month. I called back and asked if I could at least do the allergy testing since I’ve been missrable for a week not taking meds. The lady on the phone refused my request and was extremely rude to me even raising her voice at me when I told her how unprofessional it was. Now I am even sicker then I was before I made the appointment with the dr ( due to there request for me to stop my medication) and I don’t have another appointment for almost another month
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 18, 2019
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Holy smokes is this guy great! I was suffering from Chronic Urticaria (really bad hives) for 1 1/2 years and went from one specialist to another until my primary physician said he'd asked around and I should go to Dr. Cohen. Dr. Cohen was very thorough, stopped all my other treatment plans and meds and then started me on his own plan. Bingo! It worked. And guess what? This guy calls me personally on a regular schedule and engages me in real conversation. Dr. Cohen is the best MD ever!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Vernon Mortensen in San Diego, CA – Sep 15, 2017
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I had an extremely itchy and painful rash for months that was completely destroying my life. Sounds silly to have a rash be so bad, but it truly was. I saw several other doctors. Most just did not know what caused it and some just dismissed me and would not listen at all. Dr. Cohen listened carefully, tested me and then treated me. Inhaled dust mites - go figure. In any case, he was very patient, kind, and respectful. I liked him even before he cured me, and then he did. One of the best
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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kim Austin in Coronado, CA – Sep 26, 2016
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I had crippling allergy issues, Dr Cohen managed my allergies to the point where I can lead a normal life again, without frequent sinus and ear infections or the need for tubes in my ears, I can finally swim in the ocean again! Great staff as well, and Dr. Cohen always explains how to use medication. Best ENT I ever had!
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Christian F in Vista, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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Dr. Cohen knows his specialty. If you are late to his office he will get rid of you. He treats you like it is the principals office and if you are tardy it is Off with your head. Unfortunately, this is the second time he has done this. There can be extenuating circumstances like distance to travel to get there. Office managers have left. and the newest one does the dirty work. I have seen many employees leave. I do not even wonder why. No one smiles and would not recommend.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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G James in San Marcos, CA – Mar 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to improving our patients' quality of life by bringing patient education to each aspect of treatment and continually striving to improve...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Pulmonary Function Technology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1984
U Calif
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1980
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1979
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
McGill University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Cohen, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Gary Cohen, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Gary Cohen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Gary Cohen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cohen frequently treats Environmental Allergies. See all practice areas where Dr. Cohen specializes.

Where is Dr. Gary Cohen, MD's office located?

Dr. Cohen's office is located at 9833 Pacific Heights Blvd Ste J, San Diego, CA 92121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Allergy & Asthma Prevention

Allergy & Asthma Prevention9833 Pacific Heights Blvd Ste J San Diego, CA 92121
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

San Diego, CA

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

San Diego, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Sharp Coronado Hospital

Coronado, CA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

La Mesa, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)