Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 62

Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zwetchkenbaum has more experience with Environmental Allergies than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Kent Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zwetchkenbaum to book an appointment.

Dr. Zwetchkenbaum

Asthma & Allergy Physicians Ri

1056 Hope St Providence, RI 02906
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zwetchkenbaum

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Environmental Allergies

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Allergic Rhinitis
Animal Allergies
Hives
Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Dr. Zwetchkenbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Combined Immunity Deficiency
  • Common Cold
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Latex Allergy
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Zwetchkenbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zwetchkenbaum

2.8

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
41.935483870967744%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9.67741935483871%
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1 Star
45.16129032258065%
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Scam! They have you sign a document thats states you haven't met your deductible but refuse to tell you how much its going to cost. Then BAM! You get a bill for $500 plus. Its a money making scam. Go somewhere else and get upfront cost or just take a Zyrtec and save thousands of dollars. Never met Dr. Z and is probably good at what he does but his staff is well trained to take your money.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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none – Jun 26, 2019
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I find Dr. Zwetchkenbaum to be the most attentive doctor I have visited in my 60 years. He and his staff are open to traditional and nontraditional approaches to addressing allergy problems. They zeroed in on the route cause of a long-standing problem I was having related prescriptions prescribed by others. He has fully probed my food sensitivities when previous doctors never thought to do so. He has definitely helped me to feel better.
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May 17, 2019
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I've spent more money during visits with Dr. Z - this year, he started selling a lot of supplemental products such as yeast probiotics, biocydin, and juice plus, among others, with little to no information about them. Not even marketing literature. Did he get my allergies under control over many years through allergy drops and shots? Yes. But I can't afford him any more with the pressure selling that's not exactly evidenced based medicine. He's terrible at explaining things compared with my primary physician. My last visit lasted 2 1/2 hours, and he probably spent a total of 10 minutes with me, most of it being a selling pitch. THE OFFICE STAFF AND ALLERGY SHOT STAFF ARE EXCELLENT!
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May 17, 2019
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I saw Dr z today! Yes not capitalized on the z because all this guy is capitalizing on is selling “The Juice Plus” supplements that his wife sells. Totally inappropriate for a physician to offer a “supplement” that has no research to back it up!!!!!!! The only research on it was paid for by the company! Do not waste your time or money on this doc. He clearly has another agenda. I plan on calling my insurance company tomorrow and report him!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 24, 2018
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Dr. Zwetchenbaum is the only Allergist who was able to help my daughter. She is now on the allergy drops and doing great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 11, 2018
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Some of the staff are not friendly bordering on unfriendly. He is fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Apr 07, 2018
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Dr. Z is an innovative and comprehensive doctor who challenges the use of drugs where prevention is the centerpiece of his approach.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Annie in Providence, RI – Jul 25, 2017
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Horrible. This man is very rude, hardly spends time with patients, and abrupt. Obviously he cares about money only. Miserable front desk staff too. Inexperienced medical assistants. Always inappropriate and rude to each other. Horrible wait time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zwetchkenbaum...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

National Jewish Center Immun and Respir
Fellowship Hospital
George Wash University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1985
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Awards

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What are Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Zwetchkenbaum's office is located at 1056 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Asthma & Allergy Physicians Ri1056 Hope St Providence, RI 02906
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2 Wake Robin Rd Unit 201 Lincoln, RI 02865
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Kent Hospital

Warwick, RI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

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

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)