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MItchell Medical Group
57 West 57th St, Suite 601
New York, New York 10019 [MAP]
For an appointment, call (212) 397-0157
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Medical Expertise

Dr. Mitchell is a Board-Certified Allergist/Immunologist with 18 years of experience in private practice. He has been described as a cross between Dr. Mehmet Oz (some patients say he looks like him and has his bedside manner) and Dr. Gregory House- the TV medical sleuth solving the toughest cases. In reality, he spends a lot of time with his patients helping them find ways to feel better and achieve a better quality of life.

Tips & Wisdom

Asthma - What Is It?

I feel very strongly that for many people, asthma attacks are caused by underlying allergies and therefore are completely preventable. About 90 percent of asthma in children—and about 50 to 60 percent of adults—is caused by underlying allergies that contribute to their asthma attacks. Studies have shown that most children who have to go to the emergency room for an asthma attack have allergies—often undetected allergies to dust, pet dander, mold and even to foods.

What you can do

To reduce asthma attacks, diagnose for potential allergies, reduce your exposure to these allergens, or be treated with an effective allergy remedy such as allergy drops to build up a tolerance to the allergens. When I treat my patients with drops, I see a dramatic decrease in the amount of medication they use, including asthma inhalder and beta agonists like albuterol (Ventolin).

We use a simple blood test to determine exactly what you are allergic to, and prescribe the right formula of drops for you. Contact us today and get treated the easy, convenient, effective and painless way.

Sublingual Immunotherapy - SLIT (Video)

Weightlifting for immunity

In my no-needle practice, allergy drops are an important alternative to allergy shots, which so many people are afraid or loathe to get. Allergy drops work in a similar fashion to lifting weights. Just as weightlifters start out with light weights and slowly work their way up to heavier poundage as the body becomes stronger, allergy drops provide a “workout” for the body’s immune system. The body is challenged with low doses of a particular allergen until it becomes stronger through exposure and can tolerate higher doses of allergens, giving the body lasting immunity against allergy triggers.

Allergy drops versus Allergy shots

I rarely use a needle in my practice. There are so many benefits to allergy drops, also called sublingual immunotherapy, that it no longer makes sense for me to use shots. Aside from eliminating the need for unpleasant injections, allergy drops save time. With allergy shots, patients typically have to return to their doctor twice a week for several months, followed by weekly, then monthly visits for several years. Often, the patient avoids going for their shots, and the treatment is not effective. With drops, the patient has their medication in a convenient, easy to use form, and they stick to the regimen much more often.

One drop a day

With allergy drops, we create a custom-designed, diluted formula of your particular allergens. You take a little bottle home and each morning, place a drop under your tongue. Since treatment with allergy drops is so easy and convenient, people are more likely to follow through with their treatment and see results. Studies have shown that people are more likely to finish their course of therapy with drops, which means faster—and greater—tolerance to allergens.

Safer than shots

Allergy drops are also safer than injections. That’s because there are fewer mast cells and other inflammatory cells under the tongue than in your skin, where you get the injection. Fewer inflammatory cells mean you’re less likely to get an allergic reaction. Having a severe allergic response to allergy drops is rare, whereas with allergy shots, there is a small risk of anaphylaxis.

While allergy drops are commonly used in Europe, adoption has been slower here in the US. We are working towards changing that for the better.

Allergies - All About

More than half of Americans suffer from allergies-over 50 million. They are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease, and cost the health care system $18 billion annually. Symptoms can be mild or severe, and range from sneezing, rashes, and hives to asthma and life-threatening anaphylaxis. The most common allergies are to pet dander, mold, pollen, insect bites, medications and foods, such as peanuts and wheat.

I treat my allergy patients in a way that is different—and more successful—than the standard allergy care. Though there is no cure, new technology exists for treating the symptoms of allergies.

No more shots!

Most people rely on medications to relieve their allergy symptoms rather than treating the source. Those who sign up for traditional injection immunotherapy to try to build up tolerance to allergens have to endure weekly shots at the doctor’s office. No wonder compliance is so low. One study found that only 1 percent of patients who signed up for allergy shots actually lasted more than three treatments.

I use allergy drops, (sublingual immunotherapy), a kinder, gentler, safer and more convenient form of immunotherapy. It can be used to treat most of the common allergies including hay fever, year round “indoor” allergies from dust or pet dander, skin allergies to soaps or latex, and insect allergies.

We test you in our NYC or LI office with one simple blood test to determine the cause of your allergy, and formulate the right prescription for your drops. We have seen successful results for our patients within weeks. 

Conditions Treated

Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anaphylaxis (Anaphyactic Shock)
Asthma
Atopic Dermatitis
Food Allergy
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
Hives (Urticaria)
Sinusitis

Procedures & Services

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Allergy Tests
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing
Food Challenge Test
Lung Function Tests
Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis

About Me

No more shots!

Most people rely on medications to relieve their allergy symptoms rather than treating the source. Those who sign up for traditional injection immunotherapy to try to build up tolerance to allergens have to endure weekly shots at the doctor’s office. No wonder compliance is so low. One study found that only 1 percent of patients who signed up for allergy shots actually lasted more than three treatments.

I use allergy drops, (sublingual immunotherapy), a kinder, gentler, safer and more convenient form of immunotherapy. It can be used to treat most of the common allergies including hay fever, year round “indoor” allergies from dust or pet dander, skin allergies to soaps or latex, and insect allergies.

We test you in our NYC or LI office with one simple blood test to determine the cause of your allergy, and formulate the right prescription for your drops. We have seen successful results for our patients within weeks.  

Education & Training

  • Undergraduae Degree: Brown University, B.A. in English literature, pre-medical studies
  • Medical Degree and training in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology – Sackler School of Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Professor of Clinical Immunology

MItchell Medical Group

Top NYC Immunologist! Solving Problems Holistically One Step at a Time

Recently, a healthcare worker who was being treated for a chronic illness asked: why are there so few holistic physicians in NYC to treat them. The truth is that holistic medicine is on the rise and more and more young physicians are being exposed to holistic care. But, the real question is: how do you find a holistic physician up on the latest advances with over 2 decades of experience caring for patients- that’s what patients get when they are seen at Mitchell Medical Group!

The powerful combination of holistic and conventional medicine in a safe, caring environment is what we provide at Mitchell Medical Group. We treat patients how we would want to be treated!

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