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Dr. Lauren Handelman, MD

Allergy & Immunology ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Handelman
1400 Centre St Ste 104 Newton, MA 02459

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Dr. Lauren Handelman, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Newton, MA. She graduated from Stanford University and specializes in allergy & immunology.


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(617) 765-0228

Dr. Handelman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Handelman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hives
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Handelman treats Hives more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Handelman treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

All Types of Food Poisoning
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Handelman treats All Types of Food Poisoning more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Handelman treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Allergic Reaction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Handelman treats Allergic Reaction more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Handelman treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Handelman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Desensitization
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eye Infections
  • Hives
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sulfonamide Allergy
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lauren Handelman, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Newton, MA. She graduated from Stanford University and specializes in allergy & immunology.

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Education

Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship Hospital
Children's Hospital Boston
Residency Hospital
Children's Hospital Boston
Internship Hospital
Stanford University
Medical School

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

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Dr. Handelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Handelman

3.5

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
55%
(11)
4 Stars
10%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
30%
(6)

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Dr H is a caring and super smart allergist. She took the time to really understand my symptoms and worked with on a great solution. She is one of the best..
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Today my son had a visit at 8:45. I was frazzled and late. When I arrived the staff was kind and calm, assuring me I wasn’t not ruining their day. After being brought in the nurse was kind and knowledgeable. Lauren has a demeanor of knowledge, love and care. She spent time listening to my worries and collecting informations. This entire place was a calm place for a worried mother.
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Great doctor. Really goes the extra mile to figure out the best treatment.
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After many years with other allergists in the area, I switched to Dr. Handelman. I have been so delighted with the care I am receiving at this office. Dr. Handelman is very warm, asks the right questions and is a good listener. She always makes herself available to me if I need her. She leaves me feeling that I don't have to suffer with allergies as she has many options available.
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Dr. Handelman was thoughtful and really listened to the history of my unknown rash. She gave guidance on food that interacts with poison ivy sensitivity. Great insights.
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Dr Handelman is extremely bright and thorough. She was able to process complex allergy issues with empathy respect and wonderful recommendations. Highly recommend. Love her.
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Dr. Handleman was friendly and easy to discuss my allergies with. I feel like she actively listened and explained her thinking as well. Staff are also friendly.
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As other people mentioned, Dr. Handelman is not the warmest person, but seems competent in her field. However, her clinical staff are not at all friendly, and are very impatient with nervous kids. I think they would be kinder or more patient (maybe even helpful?) with kids and shots. After all, that has to be a large part of working in an allergy clinic, right? The nurse/PA that was giving the rash test was unacceptably angry and rude to both my husband and my very nervous daughter. We're done.
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Yes! I would recommend Dr. Handelman to my friends who need assistance with Allgeries and Asthma at the Newton Office of Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She has been very helpful with the care of my three children. Her Nurses and Administive Assistants are always pleasant and knowledgeable.
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She was fine. Not very warm and friendly, but seemed competent while we were in the office. When I called to ask some follow-up questions, though, her office did not call back within a timely manner. The nurse I ultimately spoke with belittled me for having questions and dismissed me, giving incorrect medical information. She then informed me that if I wanted to speak with Dr. Handelman that I would need to schedule a follow-up appointment, as she does not speak with patients by phone.
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