Dr. Hetu Parekh, MD

Allergy & Immunology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Hetu Parekh, MD
After growing up in Chicago and Boston, Dr. Hetu Parekh attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC where he majored in Biology and graduated cum laude. He went to medical school at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies and did Pediatrics residency at Long Island College Hospital/Beth Israel Medical Center in Brooklyn/Manhattan, NY. Dr. Parekh practiced and taught Pediatrics to medical students and Residents for almost 10 years in New York City, prior to his Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. He is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and a Member of both, the American Academy and College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. In addition to currently participating in ongoing clinical trials, he has published several articles in prestigious journals and is a contributing author to the current Allergy and Immunology Board Review book. "I had been interested in allergy and asthma since medical school. Over the course of my practice in primary care, I saw so many patients suffering from 'the allergic triad:' eczema, environmental allergies, and asthma. In addition, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic rise in food allergies. As such, I'm so happy and grateful to be at AFAA to focus solely on allergic disorders, including asthma and clinical immunology. My approach to patient care has always been one of collaborative dialogue between me and the patient/family. And because of the strong genetic component of allergy and atopy, it's so nice to help the other family members who have the same issues!" Dr. Parekh sees patients of all ages for the full spectrum of allergic and immunologic disorders. He also speaks Spanish, Gujarati and some Hindi. He is married, and the father of 2 young children and can't wait to take them on long bike rides throughout Austin!

10801 N Mopac Expy Bldg 2

Austin, TX 78759

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Dr. Hetu Parekh, MD

Dr. Hetu Parekh, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Acute Pharyngitis
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more than 14% of peers
Asthma
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more than 11% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
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more than 8% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parekh "Simple: I believe in actual dialogue with my patient and clear communication between us. After I listen to your allergy problems and examine you, we will have a clear plan of treatment for both the short-term and the long-term."

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Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
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Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Alder Tree Allergy
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • 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
  • Ash Juniper Tree Pollen Allergy
  • Ash Tree Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Beech Tree Allergy
  • Bermuda Grass Allergy
  • Birch Tree Allergy
  • Box Elder Tree Allergy
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Bronchitis-Like Cough
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Cypress Tree Allergy
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Egg Hypersensitivity
  • Elm Tree Allergy
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Allergy - Almond
  • Food Allergy - Cashew
  • Food Allergy - Fish
  • Food Allergy - Milk
  • Food Allergy - Peanuts
  • Food Allergy - Pecan
  • Food Allergy - Soy
  • Food Allergy - Soybean
  • Food Allergy - Tree Nuts
  • Food Allergy - Wheat
  • Grass Allergy
  • Grass Pollen Allergy
  • Hay Fever-Like Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Itchy Skin
  • Johnson Grass Allergy
  • Mountain Cedar Tree Allergy
  • Non-Allergic Asthma
  • Oak Tree Allergy
  • Orchard Grass Allergy
  • Pecan Tree Allergy
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ragweed Allergy
  • Rash
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sweet Vernal Grass Allergy
  • Timothy Grass Allergy
  • Tree Pollen Allergy
  • White Cedar Tree Allergy

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Procedures

  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Immunology Care
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Asthma Testing
  • Asthma and Immunology Care
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Breath Testing
  • Desensitization
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Immunization
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung Spirometry
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Spirometry
  • Xolair® Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • George Wash U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • St Georges U
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Long Island Coll Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Long Island Coll Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parekh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parekh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parekh to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Parekh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Parekh was extremely knowledgeable and took his time in diagnosing my son's seasonal allergies. I trust his word as he gave me many options in how to deal with my son's allergies, and talked me through each one. I felt confident in my decision for treatment thanks to Dr Parekh's knowledge and experience. My son loved him as well! Can't recommend him & his office staff enough.
Austin, TX |
Excellent staff and excellent doctor. Went out of his way to explain every step of the process.
Round Rock, TX |
Dr. Parekh was knowledgeable and friendly. He was wonderful treating my 7 year old for his allergies. Dr. Parekh took his time with us and made sure we understood everything. We would highly recommend him!
Austin, TX |
Dr. Parekh is amazing. It's very rare to find a doctor that sits down and spends time with you to make you feel like you're going to be OK. He makes sure you are comfortable before you leave his office. I would highly recommend seeing him as he is dedicated to making a plan to combat whatever allergy issue you are having.
Austin, TX |
Can Dr. Parekh be my doctor for everything? He's the best. Kind, calm, and explains everything with confidence and in a manner that is reassuring and friendly to the nervous patient (me) that dislikes going to the doctor. I've enjoyed every interaction with him.
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Dr. Parekh accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Basic HMO
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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    Blue HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care POS
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Compass
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule POS
    Golden Rule PPO
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    PacifiCare
    UMR
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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