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Dr. David Rosenthal

Allergy and Immunology
Great Neck, NY
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Great Neck, NY

Address

North Shore-LIJ Division of Allergy/ Immunology, 865 Northern Blvd, Ste 101, Great Neck, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC)

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Health Net

Neighborhood Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Vytra Health Plans

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Clinical Interests: primary immune deficiency, HIV, AIDS, allergy, asthma, urticaria, angioedema, hives, eczema, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, hymenoptera allergy, insect allergy, hay fever, hereditary angioedema Allergy Immunology: General Allergy Immunology, Asthma Allergic Conditions, Pediatric Asthma Allergic Conditions

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Allergy and Immunology

HIV/AIDS

Immunology

Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Doctor Q&A

169 Answers
65 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See an allergist: See an allergist who can help you identify what you are allergic to, if it is allergies, and help prescribe a combination of medications that will con... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Bloody phlegm is bad: We can all get a nose bleed, but blood coming from the lungs is bad news. If you are coughing up blood seek urgent medical help.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes: It is standard practice to test both rubella and HIV antibodies early in pregnancy. Typically one also gets an antigen test for hepatitis b, and a te... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
1 sec and 20 min: Putting on the test takes 1 or 2 seconds. You then wait 20 minutes to have the tests read.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Possible, Not common: Most people only have one drug (medication) allergy. Yet, its certainly possible to be allergic to two totally unrelated medications. An allergy in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See HIV Specialist: If your CD4 count is decreasing, then you are having decreasing immune function. This typically occurs if one is not taking medication to treat HIV c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Mattress covers: The best treatment to avoid dust mite is to use zip-able dust mite covers on your pillow and mattress. Get allergy testing to determine the cause of y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Talk to your doctor: It depends on which type of interferon and why you are taking it. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing the interferon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Stem cells: Cd numbers are "cluster of differentiation" numbers. Cd34 is a cell marker for stem cells and other cells in blood.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy shots: An allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
It depends: It depends on how long and deep the wound is, what part of the body it is on (certain parts have better blood flow than others and heal faster), and i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong med... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Possible: Some animal danders do cross react but see an allergist who can test to see if there is a hamster allergy specifically.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Depends: These techniques are typically performed in a laboratory, where proper laboratory safety is exercised according to the requirements of the law and the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Many different ones: When patients with celiac disease eats gluten, they get "villious atrophy", the finger-like projections in their small intestine shrink and fail to pr... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Varies: True ige mediated allergy usually goes away. How long it lasts depends on each individual. See an allergist who will help evaluate your child.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes: Ct scan contrast is totally different than MRI contrast. Ct contrast agents is usually iodinated and are classifed as either ionic or non-ionic. In c... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Avoid, Treat, Shots: 1) avoid cats 2) treat the symptoms of the allergy with antihistamines 3) an allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shot... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
T-cells: All t-cells in the blood have the cd3 marker on their surface. In addition to having cd3 on them, most t-cells have either CD4 (if they are helper t-... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Mostly, but not 100%: Several studies have shown that condoms alone, when used properly, still result in 2% pregnancies (i.e. If 100 women had male partners that used condo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Varies thru the day: "normal values for a blood sample taken at 8 in the morning are 6 - 23 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl). The examples above are common measurements ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Neutralization assay: Poliovirus antibodies are tested via neutralization assay for polio type 1, polio type 2, and polio type 3 separately. Protection to one type of poli... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Not that I'm aware: Polyester is a synthetic polymer. I am not aware of reports of polyester allergy that have been reported.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
6 weeks: If hives occur daily for 6 weeks, they are chronic. If the frequency or duration is less than that are still considered "acute".
A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Also, blood tests can be negative at some times and later can be positive. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Maybe: Ct contrast agents is usually iodinated and are classifed as either ionic or non-ionic. Some are more allergy-prone than others. Ct scan contrast is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes, but: Hiv is almost always deadly if not treated. But, if you get treatment and take the medications, it is not usually deadly in today's world. It is imp... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy: Ige is an antibody that when increased overalt is consistant with an allergy. It does not tell you what you are allergic to and it is not directly cco... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See HIVTEST.CDC.GOV: Go to the web site http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov/ and enter your zip code and you'll get a list of sites in the usa where you can get HIV testing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
It's complicated: In short, you ask a good question, but the answer is much more complicated. There are different types of severe combined immunodeficiency (scid). So... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
HIV can be treated: Yes, hiv, the human immunodeficiency virus, can be effectively treated. At the present time there is no "cure" for hiv. Like high blood pressure, an... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
HIV Testing: The first HIV (aids) test should be done at the 1st visit you have bloodwork drawn, but if you are concerned at any time that you may have contracted ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Use gloves: Transfer of HIV has to occur from blood to either a mucous membrane (eye, mouth, penis, vagina, rectum) or enter through a cut/scrape/microsopic break... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
T-cells: All t-cells in the blood have the cd3 marker on their surface. In addition to having cd3 on them, most t-cells have either CD4 (if they are helper t-c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ziziphus jujuba: Semen ziziphi spinosae, the seed of ziziphus jujuba, is a herbal, alternative medicine used in traditional chinese medicine. Recently, its use in sle... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
10 Signs of PI: Top 10 warning signs of a primary immunodeficiency (pi): http://www.Info4pi.Org/aboutpi/index.Cfm?Section=aboutpi&content=warningsigns "primary immuno... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also impo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Depends: Advair has two medications in it, an inhaled steroid (ICS) and a long acting bronchodilator (LABA). The LABA acts for about 12 hrs, and the ICS has a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Various symptoms: When patients with celiac disease eats gluten, they get "villious atrophy", the finger-like projections in their small intestine shrink and fail to pr... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
HIV Medicines: There are lots of medications you can take to treat HIV and new ones are being discovered each year. The medications treat hiv, they don't cure it, b... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Unprotected Sex: Having unprotected sex puts you, your partner, and your future partners, at risk for multiple sexually transmitted infections (sti), including HIV (th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No one knows: It is clear that modern society has introduced many new substances exposed to humans over centuries. That being said, there is no way to make an overa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Blood test: This is a blood test it takes to look to see if you have a lot of the same antibodies in your blood. It can be useful in diagnosing multiple myeloma a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Skin and other tests: It depends on which antibiotic is of concern. There are skin tests available for many of them, but they should be performed by a properly trained all... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Blood tests -TTG IgA: If you have an abnormal tissue transglutaminase IgA then you can follow that over time (6 months) and it will progressively normalize if you are adher... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but the most essential component to giving allergy shots is that the appropriate doses are given for each allergen. In other words it doesn't ma... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Once a day: Loratidine is a once a day medication.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Dust mite allergy? : Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an additive in some foods, but is not related to "house allergy" in any way. House dust mite allergy is common, and can... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes: They can safely be given together in most situations to an otherwise healthy toddler.

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Apr 6, 2014
Dr. David W. Rosenthal is accurate and succinct in his answers. His background and experience clearly shines! Dr. Don E. Millner MAGD FICOI
Oct 14, 2013
excellent doc
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rosenthal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm the Infection Preventionist @ my hospital-Your answer was perfect.
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Thank you saw dr today said bad asthma attack gave me med I glad Iwent
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Thanks for spreading the IDF's name to more PI patients!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

SAINT MICHAEL'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC

Awards

May 2008 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, 2008 Annual Academic Competition, Basic Science, First Prize
Mar 2008 ST*AR Award, American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology
Mar 2006 NYSOMS Eastern Regional Resident Research Competition, First Place Award

Affiliations

North Shore-LIJ Medical Group
North Shore - LIJ Medical Center
North Shore Lij Health System
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