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Dr. Howard Menikoff, MD

Allergist

Professional statement

Howard Menikoff M.D. is an allergist practicing for more than 20 years in New York City. He received specialty training in Allergy and is a member of American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology as well as the New York Allergy Society. He is currently affilated with Beth Israel Medical Center, among other major New York City Medical Centers. Dr Menikoff is fluent in English and French.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Allergist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • Queens Hospital Center
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Kings Highway Division
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel - Petrie Division

Education and training

  • Medical School - American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Fellowship in Allergy

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1720168529

Office locations

Howard Menikoff, MD

1321 East 7th St

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Howard Menikoff, MD

2 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

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He was great. He took time to answer all my questions and thoroughly explained everything.
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Dr. Menikoff answered all of my questions. He was also on-time and his office didn't require me to fill out additional forms.
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It is a pleasure to visit Dr. Menikoff. He is efficient and thorough.
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He's very knowledgable, gentle, and the wait time was almost nothing.
Less than 6 months ago
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He was very professional and yet lovely and personal. Would continue treatment with him.
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He is delightful! Genuine, caring, short wait time, a waiting room that feels like going to a sweet home that's been in the Village forever.
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Dr. Menikoff listened to my symptoms and asked good questions. He wanted to get to the heart of the issue. He was not quick to prescribe more medicine. He also explained exactly what my next steps and options were.
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Knowledgeable and very welcoming Doctor.
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Dr Menikoff treated me for multiple allergies, the worst of which was an allergy that I developed overtime to our 2 cats. I couldn't spend any weekend in our apartment without sneezing, having to take medicine all the time, etc. Ayear later, I don't have any symptoms! He also took care of a come back of my dust mites allergy, and a couple of more minor ones. Happy to be allergy free!
Less than 1 year ago
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Direct, effective and efficient .
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor was good, but he didn't seem to want to hear the entire story and symptoms before determining the cause of my visit. Has been very late on one of the appointments. Does not take credit card (even the onessupplied through medical insurance companies), only cash or check which was problematic.
More than 1 year ago
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Very rude and nasty, old run down office not welcoming at all. I wouldn’t recommend, or go ever again. Waste of time & money !!!
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I love Dr. Menikoff. I've seen great results and his visits are always great. He's efficient but kind. Very dry wit, but don't let that turn you off of him.
More than 1 year ago
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Was great experience, and finally the medicine works with me
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rude, condescending. couldnt get a word or a question out to this guy without a smirk and condescending tone.
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Bedside manner was... old-school/ traditional/ condescending. Talking over me (I'm a female) and telling me to relax, when I thought I was perfectly articulate and calm. Strange experience. Good advice and consultation, however. Probably will not go back.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Menikoff is an exceptional allergist. He takes the time to not only understand your ailments but also makes inquiries into figuring out the cause beyond the obvious. His bedside manner is also extemely comforting which is a much appreciateddemeanor in the context of both a busy city and when you're simply feeling unwell.
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My only complaint is that the office didn't let me know not to take Benedryl 7 full days before my appointment so we couldn't do any testing. It was a wasted visit that my insurance has to pay for. You wouldthink they would at least let you know so you don't have to waste your time. Otherwise everything else was great.
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I never write poor reviews and this man deserves one. I waited more than 30 minutes to be seen by him and watched him walk in and berate his office assistant who was kind and professional. Then he belittled me whileI was explaining my symptoms (that have left physical scarring) and would not stop interrupting me when I was telling him my history (which was critical for him to know in order for him to potentially help solve what was happening). He called me "sweetie," begrudgingly allergy tested me, and was rude. I left in disbelief and with no answers. If someone has horrible allergies the last thing they want is to be treated this way. Do not go to this doctor.
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I've been going to Dr Menioff for sometime now. He is an excellent allergist, very gentle with good bedside manners. The receptionist Judith is also wonderful, efficient and friendly. His Manhattan office is located right on Fifth Avenue bythe park. Very pleasant neighborhood and nice office, usually seen quickly. I highly recommend Dr Menioff to anyone who needs a good and pleasant allergist.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Menikoff was incredible! Knowledgeable, patient, and clear. Asked the right questions, and answered mine clearly and with grace. I plan to go back and see him again, probably more than once. He is highly recommended.
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Dr. Howard is an excellent doctor. He really took his time to answer all of my questions and was quite thorough and friendly. I'd recommend him to anyone seeking an allergist in NYC.
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Dr. Menikoff took the time to invite me to ask every question I had. This is the first time I've been to an allergist, and so while I don't have as much to compare to, my questions were surely basic andhe answered them honestly, professionally and with a dry sense of humor. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
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Knowledgable, didn't push any tests or medication - gave me a frank and honest response, which I appreciated. Old school doctor's office, without the fancy frills and just what I needed.
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Doc was great he was honest to the point and very nice!
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Dr. Menikoff thoroughly reviewed my medical history, addressed my complaints and provided a course of action. I especially liked that he was professional and very straightforward.
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Phenomenal physician! Would recommend him to family and friends.
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I waited a little bit, but the doctor was very helpful and took time to test me for everything necessary so that I would make sure to get the right medicines ASAP
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His condescending manner was so palpable, I've left the consultation in a hurry with disdain. I'm quite certain he believes he is the greatest gift to the world.
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I didn't have to wait long at all and he was very nice and asked a lot of questions about my allergies, which was reassuring.
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I think everything in this office was perfect! The location was easy, the front desk lady was super nice, the doctor explained everything to me in a detailed manner and gave me good advice on what I needed. I will def come back!
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He asked a lot of questions which he explained can be linked to my problem. Will do some testing and find the best match to make me comfortable . Can't ask for more than that
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Dr Menikoff is kind, thorough, and straightforward. Highly recommended.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough. Honest, and gave me options. He was also patient and explained my allergies, and remedy options.
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He was very professional, asked good questions, provided good information and helped navigate the best way to figure out my daughters allergy.
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Painless shots - not a common thing. Easy, pleasant office.
More than 1 year ago
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love him! he takes some getting used to but once you get to know him you'll love him too.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Menikoff is a top allergist. He's a real doctor, who takes his time. Listens and doesn't rush you. He has empathy and a sense of humor and his injections you don't ever feel. This city is getting so hard tolive in, fumes, toxins, chemicals. Everyone needs a good allergist, and this guy is tops!
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Old fashioned, solid doctor. Knows his stuff. And most, very, very important, gives painless allergy shots!
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He's a very good doctor. A straight shooter, with a droll sense of humor. He has a lovely receptionist, Judy, a clean office, a TV, for those not wanting to text away on their phones. And, he's in nice Fifth Avenuebuilding, just up the block from Washington Square Park.
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Very professional. I felt very confident his years of experience and careful attention.
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I was so impressed with this doctor that almost want my friends to develop allergies just so they can meet Dr. Menikoff. He was so personable and spent time really getting to know what my situation was and how we weregoing to treat it. All this and a great sense of humour to top it off
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Dr. Menikoff was very professional and quite insightful. He was very informative and was receptive to all my questions. Although as it turns out, I'm not allergic to any of the common airborne allergens, he was able to offer information onwhy could have triggered my acute symptoms. The office does not accept debit/credit card payments, only cash or cheques, which seemed a bit archaic and I wish I were privy to this before arriving since most offices do accept plastic. Since Dr. Menikoff wasn't yet available at the time my appointment was scheduled, I opted to walk 12 blocks to the nearest bank to get some cash for my copayment, by the time I came back to settle the payment, he was available and I was seen immediately. The experience with the doctor was pleasurable...the receptionist could be a bit more welcoming though
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He's a wonderful, old fashioned doctor. Attentive. Kind. Funny. And really knows his stuff. I highly recommend.
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Dr. Menikoff has been my allergist for over a year, and the last three months I've really needed him. An astute and honest clinician, and a caring doctor, with a terrific sense of humor, and the ability to give painless injections.His receptionist Judy is lovely and helpful. His office is on the first floor, right off Washington Square Park. Dr. Menikoff is first rate in all way.
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He was very helpful and gave me a lot of good recommendations!
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Excellent communication and patience. Provided thoughtful advice.
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Good visit. Assistant was accommodating with my insurance being out of network. Doctor was straight forward and proposed a plan for me to deal with my spring allergies. Only first visit, but so far I am pretty happy.
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He was very patient and took all precautions to rule out any possibilities even though my situation was minor he took it seriously. I love that he explained everything in lamens terms.
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Very frank, with a brittle, wry sense of humor that you may have to be in the mood for.
More than 1 year ago
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