Dr. Gary Cohen, MD

Allergy & Immunology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Cohen
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Allergy & Asthma Prevention

9833 Pacific Heights Blvd Ste J San Diego, CA 92121

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Dr. Gary Cohen, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cohen has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and 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. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cohen to book an appointment.


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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.
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G James in San Marcos, CA – Mar 12, 2016
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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 individual, compassionate and comprehensive care for every person that comes to our clinic.

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

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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cohen treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen treats Acute Sinusitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cohen treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen treats Sinusitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Cohen treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Environmental Allergies

Compare with other Environmental Allergies specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergy Skin Testing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen performs Allergy Skin Testing more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cohen performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Allergy Shots
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen performs Allergy Shots more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cohen performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Allergy Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohen performs Allergy Treatment more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cohen performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Cohen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • 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)
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Eye Infections
  • Hives
  • Immunotherapy
  • Itchy Skin
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Infections
  • Spirometry
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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Allergy & Asthma Prevention

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