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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Alleva completed his undergraduate in 1979 from The State University of NY at Stony Brook. He graduated medical school at Cornell University in 1983 and went on to complete his Internship at Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein and then his Residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in 1988. In 1989, he completed his Otology Fellowship at Minnesota Ear, Head & Neck Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Alleva is affiliated with two hospitals: New York Hospital of Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology (medical specialty of the ear, nose, and throat).
Verified Patient Reviews
He was just great. Very kind, informative, and gentle. Very glad I chose him.
My son will be going back again, if needed.
The doctor was very pleasant and explained clearly each thing he was doing? The procedure was quick and painless. In addition,what also impressed me were the receptionists. They were welcoming and extremely friendly. My initial visit rates a "10."
I was referred by my pcp to clean my hard and soft wax. He took care of that right away. More impressively was that I trusted him to remove a wart I've been carrying in my ear for a decade. He numbed the area so painlessly and removed the wart so smoothly that he will be my go to doctor for all my ENT needs! Good ear doctors are hard to find. This is my third one and I'm happy I finally found one in the heart of forest hills. Thank you Dr. Alleva!!!
FIRST TIME HERE. THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE. THE DOCTOR WAS EVEN BETTER. MY MOTHER IS 95 YEARS OLD AND THE WOMAN WHO PERFORMED HER HEARING TEST WAS SO CARING AND PARIENT.
Do to medication I was taking doctor made assumption about unrelated diagnosis even when I stated the medication was not for what he was claiming. Did not listen or care about what I stated.
Dr. Alleva was great. I truly enjoyed that he took me through visual images to illustrate what may be going on within my ear. He was very attentive to detail and took the time to help me develop a greater understanding of what is going on.
Such a nice doctor. He was patient and explains everything that he is going to do. Looking forward to continuing care with Dr Alleva.
Dr. Michael listened to me explain my condition and knew exactly what to do to help me. The next day I woke up feeling amazing. He is also going to send me to he allergist to help with my other allergy issues. I really enjoyed my visit. It was short, sweet, and to the point. I am happy to finally find an ENT to help me with my sinus health issues.
He was very professional. Heard my issues and treated me accordingly.
Dr. Aleva is very nice with good bedside manners. Listened to my concerns. The check up went very quick.
Always helpful and concerned about my health. I am glad I found Dr. Alleva - I trust him and that is very important to me. He is a professional and I think a really good doctor.
Acted as if I was bothering him. Made fun of me with his reception staff. Abrupt spent less than five minutes didn't fix my problem. Didn't seem to be listening. Didn't seem to care.
I was looking for a ENT doctor online and came across Dr Alleva. I ask did this practice accept workers compensation and the web stated they did. When i arrived for my appointment the staff was horrible i ask did they take workers compensation they told me they don't like to bother with it because its a hassle. When the doctor called me in he was annoyed as well that it was a workers comp case. Horrible service !!
Dr. A is very kind and Personal. My brother has Down Syndrome and hates Doctors..buy he let's Dr. A. check him out...The receptionist...whose name I did not get was very professional and attentive.
He made me feel as though he really cared about my health...I would recommend him to my friends and family.
My appointment with Dr. Alleva went very well. He is a very attentive and thorough doctor. he listened to all my concerns and did a few tests . After the tests we talked about the results and discussed the best treatment. I like Dr. Alleva very much and I will be using him as my ENT for future illnesses. I waited about 15 minutes which wasnt bad. My entire appointment with wait time was about 40 minutes and I had to do some tests. So overall it was a good experience.
Extremely polite, professional and friendly. Took care of my ear problems quickly, I have been going to him for many years now and would never go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Alleva.... See you again on my next appointment in 2 months. Sincerely, Linda C.
He was extremely tentative, caring and professional! He explained every step needed and also through the treatment always told me what he was doing and why. I'll definitely have him as our doctor if we have any issues with ear, nose or throat. Great doctor!!!!!
Dr.michael all Eva was good. But that's it. If you appointment at zocdoc,don't go there or call first
His very strict, he gave up on me with only one try, telling to go to a speical building n didn't know his information right saying its opens 24 hours, but it wasn't 24 hours telling me that the ER wouldn't help me at all but I went to an ER n they help be better then him. The people there is unhelpful, but there's this black man who was great...this is my opinion
The staff was helpful, even when there was an issue with my referral. The doctor was very friendly and answered all my questions. Happy I got to see him.
He is a WONDERFUL Doctor. I have been going to him for YEARS and I will ALWAYS see him when I have an ear problem or even for my yearly check-up. Dr. Allevas chair side manner is professional, kind and at times even funny. It makes going to the doctor a Pleasure.
He was a great and kind person and a good Dr I recommend him .
A very rude doc, didn't even give me a chance to talk or listen to me. All he wanted was to explain his point of view without listening to any of my concerns.
While in the waiting room I was forced to listen to the nurses complain and make fun of patients that had just left. I was not the only patient privy to this "patient bashing ". The doctor was just as elitist, and unprofessional. He looked up my nose and commented that my allergies are worse than I thought. With no elaboration. Told me the nurse was going to take blood and walked into the next room for his next patient. Without looking at me again to speak to me about "what happens next". Obviously the next patient was more important than myself. At my next appointment, Mark, NOT A DOCTOR, treated me like a stepchild. I'm a 52 year old woman and patient, looking for help. Not to be pawned off to whomever is next on deck! Dr. Alleva called my home today to tell me exactly what Mark had told me the day before. They want me to see a speech therapist. How is that going to help with the hoarseness? The chronic laryngitis? I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT ANY OF IT OR THEM, INCLUDING THE NURSING STAFF. With one exception, Angel. She should move on and away from the "mean girls" who believe that a patient scheduling a follow up appointment does NOT take precedence over their lunch.
He's a great doctor. Able to answer my questions without hesitation. The staff is helpful and friendly too.
I like Dr. Alleva very much, however, his front desk staff is not the friendliest at all.
Solved the problem 123!
Clear diagnosis..professional..pleasant overall surrounding. .I would go back if necessary
Professional, courteous and responsive.
Very professional. Explained what my condition was and we can do to solve the problem.
He listen to my concern, and was very professional. He took care of my problem, very knowledgeable.
As a first-time patient, I found the doctor thorough. The waiting area was small but clean. The wait time was less than 30 minutes after completing all the paperwork. The receptionists were very cordial and polite. The office is very convenient to public transportation.
Explains well what the problem is and the ways of treatment, very friendly person
Very good doctor. I hope not to need to see a doctor again but if I do I would go back to him.
This office need charge Inshurance only
Very good doctor
Profession and efficient.
He was Friendly, Knowledgeable, Efficient and listed to all my concerns , I highly recommend him and also many of his associates that are part of his ENT Network, I have been a patient for many years and have always had positive results, again HIGHLY RECOMMEND :)
Great Dr......... I Highly Recommend Dr. Alleva......
He is a very good and thorough doctor. He is a very nice man too.
Dr. Alleva and his staff were professional and friendly. They were able to take care of medical procedure quickly and easily.
Very nice, professional office with pleasant staff. The receptionist told me her computer records showed that I had visited this practice before in another location (different doctor). Very clean, well organized office. Needed medical clearance for new aids and doctor took care of it with a smile. Would recommend Dr. A's practice to anyone.
Dr. Alleva listens to her I have to say, explains anything I wish to know, and does his best to help. That is all I can ask. I think he is very efficient and has helped me a lot.
Dr. Alleva has excellent bedside manners. Relieved my ear pain in few minutes. Highly recommended!
I was attended rather quickly. The doctor made an apt for some tests already so he obviously wants to help me out and he seems to know what he's talking about. Hopefully these test can help resolve my problems
Pleasant, however treated for bleeding nose and bleeding started next morning again after visit.
Very pleasant office
Dr Alleva is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him!!
Excellent physician. He was able to diagnose my issues easily and quickly.
Very professional, very nice Doctor.
Great office, very professional, the doctor was extremely knowledgeable & helpful!
Dr. asks Questions, friendly, answers any questions, descriptive, short wait times.
The doctor was real cool. The office was small and the receptionist was friendly, she got me a cup of water. The only bad thing was I had no wifi or signal. It was lame. However the rest of the visit was super chill.
I really like Dr. Alleva! He has a great bedside manner and is very thorough.
He is great and very professional .he is highly recommended
A good doctor. I recommend
Dr. was very professional, he took the time to explain everything. I feel most better now....
I personally don't think he was as comprehensive or reassuring as he could've been for my ear pain, but that's not why I'm writing this. I'm writing this because I paid the co pay immediately after the appointment in cash and a year later (today) I got a bill from his office saying I owe them the co pay. When I called to say that I already paid it the lady who answered the phone said ok and that she'll take care of it. Even though I wasn't lying, I find it suspicious that there were no questions as to maybe I was mistaken or maybe it was the doctor's office fault. I really do believe they tried to double charge me and I just thought I should let someone else know. Best of luck everyone!
Dr. Alleva was friendly, professional and thorough.
Doctor was direct and to the point. He performed a quick test in order to determine the root of the problem and gave me an action plan. Will go again.
The front desk personal disgusting.while I was there waiting a patient(an elder) was asking questions to the person attending him,obviously was a misunderstanding,so he ask again.The other employees behind started to laugh and talking to each other. that is very disrespectful. It was my first time there,I wanted to leave,but I was called in less than 10 min. The md is a great professional,too bad that the staff is so unprofessional..
not a caring ENT
He's very professional and friendly. Explains everything in a understandable way. Very helpful! Thank you!
DR Alleva was very professional, explained plans and steps before doing any thing
Office was pleasant, the staff was very friendly, and the wait time was very short. Dr. Alleva seems quite intelligent, and figured out my earache immediately. I highly recommend him!
Doctor saw me fairly quickly, immediately evaluated my concerns, nurse escorted me down the hall for additional tests. Results were shared with me immediately. Very pleased with this doctor!!!
Dr. Alleva was attentive. No wait time (went in the morning on a weekday) felt at ease and secure with his treatment.
The first time i visited this office, i had to be seen by a different doctor as Dr Alleva changed his schedule. For my follow-up, I saw Dr Alleva. My appointment started late and he tried to rush through my visit. I had 3 different ailments i had been seen for the first time and he didnt even read my chart...he asked me why I was there and then after I explained the first part, he tried to leave. I felt like i had to hold him back to get through everything and he didn't seem interested in me as a patient. Additionally, the girls that work at the front desk are rude and they discuss private patient matters with no discretion. Will not be returning.
quickest exam I ever had. I was in and out in 5 minutes I wander if the medication will help?
1st the place is very clean and organize the wait time piece of cake he gets straight to it he words everything he's doing overall I give it a 10 you will not be disappointed great job and patient skills....
Very good doctor. .
Very good doctor who listens, understands and explains. Great hands: you practically don't feel any pain or even slightest discomfort during manipulations. Professional, polite, and short wait before the appointment. Highly recommended!
Friendly and attentive. Brief but helpful. Great that I could book him through zocdoc even though his front desk told me he was not available that week. With zocdoc however he saw me next day.
I was seen in a timely manner and my procedure went well.
excellent doctor explained everything
Excellent,service and treatment.
He knew a lot. He is definately a great doctor. He realized the fact that so many doctors do not realize when they check my ear. He noticed it right away. He is smart and caring.
Dr. Alleva listens and addresses your concerns in a professional and caring manner.
very knowledgeable and confident
He did not listen to my concerns and I kept trying to explain my issue and he kept dismissing it as a sinus problem when in fact I had a stone blocking my salivary glands that was painful. I will not ever return to this doctor.. Also staff was not polite, they could care less about answering questions or doing their job in a timely manner!!
This Dr. Is the bomb. He really knows his stuff. Explains everything to you. I loved him. He took one look in my ear and it was over.
Very good I felt he listened to my concerns and corrected my problem. Also liked the fact that I only waited 10 minutes before the Dr saw me.
Highly professional, informative and effective. So pleased with his care.
He was very personable and made me understand what was going on I would highly recommend this Dr for teens and adults.
Got got down to business right away, very pleasant. Good visit.
The clerical staff was very helpful. Dr Alleva struck me as a high level professional, very effective and very no-nonsense. Definitely recommend!
My visit with Michael Alleva, MD was great.
Dr. Alleva was very friendly and made me feel immediately comfortable. Lovely bedside manner. Knowledgeable and helped me understand the medical issue I had and recommendations to remedy it. Highly recommend.
Dr.Alleva is very professional l will recommend him to anybody who need his services.
Nice staff quick efficient and easy
It was needed, glad i went.
Very thorough and staff was very efficient.
Doctor walkout of office to talk with possibly a rep.. left us all waiting for 20 minutes total wait time 45 minutes. unprofessional!!!!
Dr Alleva was great! He immediately assessed my situation and started on a game plan!
It was great, Michael examined me thoroughly and gave me full attention. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
Overall very pleased With Dr Alleva!
Doctor Alleva is very knowledgable and very nice
Was hoping the doctor would spend a little more time with me. The doctor visit did not seem to last more than 5-10 minutes even though the wait was close to 60 minutes.
This was my first time using ZocDoc and I was very satisfied. Dr Alleva was fantastic and took care of my ear problem. I highly recommend Dr Alleva and have already made an appt for my 87 yr old dad
Dr. Alleva was pleasant and knowledgeable. His staff were friendly and efficient. I would definitely go back.
Entire staff was welcoming and Dr. Alleva was informative and pleasant!!
Waiting room was very tight but worth waiting for he's a great dr
He got the job done; very pleasant and competent. He finally saw me over a half hour past the time of our appointment. There weren't enough chairs in the waiting room and I had to stand for a while.
Good doctor but super busy. Would be nice to have more time to ask questions and for the doc to be able to talk more to the patient.