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Qualifications and Experience
IF YOU ARE MAKING A NEW ALLERGY APPOINTMENT AND NEED TESTING PLEASE AVOID TAKING ANY ANTIHISTAMINES BY MOUTH FOR 5 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. Betty A. Petrak received her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1982. She trained at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center having firsthand experience with the developing HIV epidemic. This triggered an interest in further study of Immunology. Dr. Petrak's Fellowship was with New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in Allergy and Immunology, as well as Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and a member of the American College of Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Petrak has been practicing in Boulder since 1999. She enjoys problem solving and finding the best individual treatment for each patient. Dr. Petrak has a special interest in headache management and how headaches and allergies merge together. After being awarded a research grant from The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Petrak established an Immunology Lab in Boulder to study the concept of hypoallergenic breeds and amount of allergenic protein secretion in individual dogs and cats. Visit the website for The Pet Allergy Institute
Verified Patient Reviews
Everyone was very pleasant. All questions were answered and Dr Petrak was patient and a good listener.
I have been coming to see Dr. Petrak for a few years, and I have never been disappointed. Her entire staff is friendly, prompt and thorough. It's also always very easy to make an appointment, whether its online or via phone. Dr. Petrak always spends enough time with me to understand what my symptoms are and explains how we are going to address the cause together. If you have the unfortunate need for an allergy/asthma specialist, I highly recommend Dr. Petrak.
Very knowledgeable staff and very friendly!
I like Dr Portal. She is warm and supportive while being professional. She asked and answered relevant questions to assist me with my concerns. I would recommend her to a friend.
She's the best! Personable, informative, very thorough! Her staff is the same. Great experience!
Very calm - not stressful at all
Dr Petrak and her staff are extremely compassionate and professional. I would highly recommend Dr Petrak to others. *****5 STARS*****
What a most pleasant staff and doctor. Quiet & nice atmosphere, friendly & professional staff & Dr Petrak was knowledgeable, professional & extremely thorough. I must rate this a *****5 STAR ***** Highly recommend.
I got the answers I have been looking for
My visit was very comfortable and everyone in the office was super nice. They answered all my questions and helped me get the solution of my problem! It was a pleasure and would absolutely recommend for a friend or family member.
Great stuff. Betty explained my allergies quickly and came up with an intermittent solution. I'm glad I finally made the trip.
I visited Dr. Petrak for recurring allergies. She has been able to provide me with a treatment that keeps those allergies at bay. I am extremely pleased with her caring treatment. Her staff is also outstanding, and almost like family! Highly recommended.
I just want to say I was traveling from out of town and they accommodated me really well! Fantastic staff and doctor! They listen, they get u in and they genuinely care about there patients!
Good visit and good care plan. Sue
I had a great appointment with Dr. Petrak. She spent a long time getting the whole story and making sure that all of my concerns were addressed. The appointment took longer than I thought it would because she was so thorough. The staff were also all very kind and took great care of me. I would highly recommend Dr.Petrak and her staff to anyone.
Dr. Petrak was very thorough and listened to me. Office staff was amazing! Very organized and on time. I'm in great hands with Dr. Petrak!
Excellent visit! Very pleasurable with friendly staff, friendly and competent doctor, and easy to find and park.
She was professional, knowledgeable and listened and responded to my concerns.
Very thorough. I had seen 5 other doctors prior to Dr. Petrak, she explained my condition much better than the previous doctors and I now have a better understanding about what is going on with my health. Her staff is very nice and the wait time is minimal.
Informative. All questions answered. She is friendly, sweet, and very congenial. Her staff is also very pleasant and helpful.
The office was nice & the nurse was genuine. Dr. Petrak will get to the point & not waste your time. She is really good & listens to your concerns.Also, she gives you a plan of action if something doesn't work. Great experience!!!!
Really had a pleasant time visiting her for the first time. Her staff is friendly and caring. She was wonderful. I felt listened to and trusted her.
Dr. Petrak is always professional in her medical services she provides me. She always listens and readily provides a solution to my medical issue.
YOU guys at ZocDoc gave me the wrong appointment time! I am rating YOU very poorly! She was fine.
Dr. Betty Petrak is kind and compassionate and very knowledgeable. I liked her holistic approach, she asked me a lot of questions about my current condition and other illnesses that I have. She examined me thoroughly, gave me short-time recommendations on what to do if I get a wasp bite during my upcoming vacation trip to Europe and scheduled a test for me after the trip. She showed me how to use epipen. I came with a bad headache and she helped me with this as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Petrak to anyone seeking an allergist.
Not good…I wasn't told not to take antihistamines for 5 days prior to the appt., so after waiting to see the doctor I was told I'd have to come back for another appt. for the allergy tests…This costs me time and another co-pay…Also, Dr. Petrak's bedside manner could be greatly improved...
Superb as usual.
She is always professional and quickly addresses my ailments.
She was thorough, and explained some options to me. I think she is a great doctor, and I'm glad I found her. Her staff is awesome also! Very friendly and personable.
How about letting me rate the zocdoc service?? It double booked me and backed up the doctor's office.
Very thorough and competent doctor. Dr. Petrak took the time to take a detailed history and really listened to my concerns. Staff is friendly and efficient.
I really liked how kind and gentle she was. She didn't just assume that I had the average symptoms and took time to listen and run accurate tests. We found out I have cat allergies and she didn't just say "get rid of the cats"; instead she discussed other options and was completely non-judgmental. I will be going back!