Dr. Laura Helfner, MD

Dr. Laura Helfner, MD

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Dr. Laura Helfner, MD is a Allergy Specialist in Islandia, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mather Hospital - Main and Saint Charles Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Helfner to book an appointment.


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ENT and Allergy Associates - Hauppauge

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ENT and Allergy Associates - Hauppauge2929 Expressway Dr N Islandia, NY 11749
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Helfner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Helfner

5.0

Based on 35 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (25)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (24)
  • Explained conditions well (24)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Maulik P. – Jan 26, 2021
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Staff was professional. I felt satisfied and confident in my treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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S. M. – Jan 22, 2021
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She is always very professional, Listens to me and cares about my well being, I recommended her to my spouse and she goes to her as well.
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
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Gregory C. – Jan 16, 2021
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Dr. Helfner was super nice, patient, and thorough! I felt very calm and confident I was getting the best treatment!
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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Jacquelyn B. – Jan 14, 2021
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Es una Doctora que se preocupa por que el paciente entienda y aprenda de la enfermedad que tiene.
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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Maria C. – Jan 13, 2021
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Dr Helfner and Brittany was very professional, caring concerned people and they made me feel very confident. They were very helpful and getting to the causes and had a great followup plan Anyone needing an allergist should consider Dr Helfner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Paul S. – Jan 07, 2021
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i've been seeing Dr. Helfner for several years now. She is always well organized and motivated to see you. She shows sensitivity and has an excellent rapport with her patients.she is honest, considerate and demonstrates integrity and empathy. Her experience and optimism are just a few of her personal attributes. Her enthusiasm brings a certain level of professionalism. Dr. Helfner Will be my allergist forever.
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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Alexander G. – Jan 06, 2021
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Kathleen A. – Jan 06, 2021
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Dr. Helfner is very through and very informative. Office visits are never rushed. She is very helpful! Excellent Doctor!
What went well
  • 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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Charles Boyle – Dec 16, 2020
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Dr. Laura C. Helfner, MD is the best! My daughter is 1.5 and has had a sever allergic reaction and I was told by previous doctors that it was not an allergy. Dr. Helfner was extremely thorough, asked a lot of questions and listened to everything I had to say. She diagnosed my child and we now know how to keep our baby safe. I can not thank Dr. Helfner enough and I highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Helfner was very attentive to my issue. She was very pleasant and took her time during my visit. She also was very helpful with my prescriptions, trying her best to get them covered by my insurance. I would definitely recommend Dr. Helfner to anyone needing an allergist.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Lee R – Sep 30, 2020
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I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of healthcare and attention to my concerns that I received from Dr. Helfner. I am a middle-aged person with almost life-long skin allergy problems, and I have been in severe discomfort for some time now. I have seen different physicians in different specialties through the years, and none of them gave me the amount of information that I received in one office visit with Dr. Helfner. I received a treatment plan that makes sense to me, and I'm very optimistic about. I would highly recommend Dr. Helfner, and her assistants. I have to add I knew nothing about Dr. Helfner before meeting her at my office visit today. The appointment I made through the call center had me seeing an ENT physician. I needed to see an Allergist and Dr. Helfner kindly fit me into her schedule while I was there, so I wouldn't have to reschedule for another date. She attentively treated all my ailments, and understood my suffering.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Gina W. – Sep 03, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, understanding, concerning and friendly. I am very glad to have found her in ENTANDALLERGY. All the docs are top notch!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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John Smykowski – Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Helfner was so knowledgeable about my particular condition, and I was very impressed! I highly recommend this exceptional doctor.
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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Theresa – Jan 30, 2020
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Friendly and informative. Great doctor.
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Nick – Nov 18, 2019
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Allergy testing.
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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Martin Wright – Oct 23, 2019
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Fantastic! Dr helfner is helpful and caring, highly reccommmend seeing her.
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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Vic elefante in Stony brook, NY – Oct 12, 2019
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Dr Helfner is extremely knowledgeable and conscientious. She is kind, very personable and really cares about her patients, She takes time to listen and does not rush you during your appointment. I highly recommend Dr Helfner. The office staff and nurses are extremely courtesy as well.
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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Bay Shore – Oct 03, 2019
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Quick curious staff and Dr helfner was patient and helpful
What went well
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Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Helfner is great. Very thorough and interested in the well being of her patients
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Jul 11, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Helfner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfner treats Allergic Reaction more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Helfner treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfner treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Helfner treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Pollen Allergy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helfner treats Pollen Allergy more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Helfner treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Helfner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drug Allergy
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Itchy Skin
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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Dr. Helfner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Laura C. Helfner, M.D., who is Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University....Read more

Biography

Laura C. Helfner, M.D. graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY
Fellowship Hospital
Hofstra University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Hofstra University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Laura Helfner, MD?

Call (631) 364-2754 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Laura Helfner, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Laura Helfner, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Laura Helfner, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Helfner's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Laura Helfner, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Laura Helfner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Helfner frequently treats Allergic Reaction, Allergic Rhinitis, and Pollen Allergy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Helfner treats.

Where is Dr. Laura Helfner, MD's office located?

Dr. Helfner's office is located at 2929 Expressway Dr N, Islandia, NY 11749. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mather Hospital - Main

Port Jefferson, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average