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Dr. Michael Saavedra, MD

Allergist, Immunologist

Professional statement

Phoenix Allergy & Asthma is dedicated to providing the most up to date medical care to those who suffer with either seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms. Dr. Michael Saavedra is double Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Saavedra is a Phoenix allergist providing comprehensive allergy treatments for patients that suffer from seasonal or perennial sinus allergies, food allergies, hives, eczema, drug allergies, and more. Additionally, Dr. Saavedra is an asthma specialist providing comprehensive treatment for asthma patients. He evaluates both children and adults of all ages for treatment of allergic conditions. Patient education is an integral part of each patient’s treatment plan and the medical staff of Phoenix Allergy & Asthma is committed to delivering the best medical care possible.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Allergist
  • Immunologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Louisiana State University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Awards and publications

  • Saavedra, M., Sur, S. Down regulation of the high-affinity IgE receptor associated with successful treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria with omalizumab. Clinical and Molecular Allergy 2011, 9:2 January 19, 2011.
  • Saavedra, M., J.A. Grant. Successful treatment of a patient with urticarial vasculitis and angioedema. ACAAI Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Saavedra, M., N. Dharajiya, D.R. Redding, I. Boldogh, C.Y. Lee, S. Sur. Scavenging of reactive oxidative species generated by pollen NADPH oxidases inhibits Th2 and Th17 cytokine production from johnson grass sensitized human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. AAAAI Annual Meeting, 2007.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1497946685

Office locations

Phoenix Allergy & Asthma

4901 N. 44th Street, Suite 103

Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Dr. Saavedra listened to my description of symptoms and was thorough in testing and explaining my results. We discussed the best method of treatment and I walked out of the office with relief.
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I have been seeing Dr. Saavedra and always recommend him. He is the best allergist I have had over the years. He keeps up on the latest research and it has been an easy experience to get my routine allergy shots.
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The office staff is welcoming, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Dr.Saavedra took time to listen and address my concerns. Overall, great care!
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Dr. Saavedra is the best! I recommend him a million times over!
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The reviews are spot on. One of, if not the kindest doctors I’ve met. He has great bedside manner. Doesn’t make you feel like he’s in a rush to get to the next patient. Listens and explains the results and potentialcauses and doesn’t talk down to his patients. Came to do an allergy panel test and would definitely recommend him.
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Excellent experience. Very prompt, was able to do allergy testing at first appointment and was great with my 12 year old!
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I choose Dr. Saavedra based on excellent reviews and was extremely happy with my visit. His office staff and nurse were very friendly and highly professional. Dr. Saavedra has an excellent bedside manner and took the time to listen to meand discuss the results of testing and recommendations. I’m so happy to have found this doctor!
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Dr Saavedra talks to people not patients
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Very caring and listened.
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Dr. Saavedra was very informative and helpful. He really helped me understand the options available. I didn't feel rushed and felt he was actually listening to the concerns I had.
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I'm so glad we found Dr. Saavedra. My son is now on the proper inhaler to treat his asthma.
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He was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer my questions.
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One of the best doctor visits I've ever visited.Quick booking and friendly reception staff. The Dr. was excellent. Very professional, answered all of my questions, and seemed genuinely interested in helping me feel better. We developed aplan for treatment and I'm already feeling better. I would recommend this Dr. to anyone who wants to be treated by a professional, compassionate physician who doesn't see you like an just like another insurance payment.
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Dr Saavedra listened to my history and treated my symptoms apropriately, for which I am grateful.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Saavedra's office staff were all quite nice and professional. Dr. Saavedra himself was polite, respectful and showed good judgment. I tend to ask an significant number of questions and I've found most doctors view the questions as challengesor answer them but visibly are giving me messages that they want me to finish so they can move on. I did not get that sense at all with Dr. Saavedra. I would highly recommend him
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After visiting 4 doctors, FINALLY I found one who recognized immediately what the rash was. Actually it is hives. He spent about 20 in The room with us, reviewing length of time this has been happening, how long it last eachtime, explaining the causes, and recommending solutions. His bedside manner was terrific. A very warm and informative doctor. For once I wasn’t another dollar bill sitting in the chair. I wasn’t dismissed as a trivial problem. So happy to have found him.
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Great results
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Dr. Saavedra is great. He was concerned, he was engaging and he took time with me to address a long-standing issue with my asthma/allergies. I got allergy tested and put on a program to expedite my allergy shots/symptoms. I am so thankful that I came to this office.
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Patient, informative and friendly
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very attentive, explained things well.
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The staff was friendly and helpful. I appreciated the thorough nature of Dr. Saavedra's exam and consultation. He is nice and personable. Their treatment plan is straight-forward. I look forward to getting started!
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Very professional and friendly. I will recommend him to my friends and relatives without hesitation.
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Dr, Saavedra is a really concerned and helpful individual. He does not exhibit the aloofness or arrogance of some doctors. I have been to his practice several times and each time left with the same opinion as well as a remedyfor my ailment. I would rate him way better than most, and would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend.
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Interested, asked questions, gave me good information, appears to be a kind doctor
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He is an amazing,doctor and I have recommended several,friends,to,him. Don't,know,why he,has,a,waiting room. As soon as you check in you are seen. A,nd he always has time to answer all of your questions.
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I was extremely pleased. He seemed to know what he was doing and really cared with his number one goal of helping me.
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Dr. Saavedra is knowledgeable, professional, and took his time with me to make sure I was informed.
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Doctor was not extremely friendly and I was not advised that testing would be so pricey. My bill was much higher than I had anticipated.
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Always happy with the care and professionalism of this facility and staff.
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Actually listened to me! Was very helpful
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All staff friendly & courteous.
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Good guy!
More than 1 year ago
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Straightforward with models to help illustrate his explanations.
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Was in the waiting area for only for about 15 mins the doctor saw me in less than 30 mins after in the meantime nurse took my vitals & performed tests which seemed like the doctor went to see me rightafter being called back. Staff is very informative and professional.
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He was great, really listened to my current and gave good options
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I've seen Dr. Saavedra for two years now. He is absolutely the best in the valley. Highly recommend
More than 1 year ago
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He was very patient and listened to all of my symptoms. He was thorough in his allergy testing. He also made some good recommendations and referrals for my condition.
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Dr. Saavedra was great! Very knowledgeable and took the time to discuss all of my symptoms and options with me. The staff and everyone that I interacted with were also very friendly and helpful. The office has an overall welcoming atmosphereand I will definitely be recommending Dr. Saavedra in the future!
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The wait was short to be seen and the girl who did vitals was very nice. The Dr came in and didn't introduce himself, didn't really even seem to care to be at work today. I went in for allergy testingbut was told it needed to be run through my insurance first (why they didn't do that before my appointment I'm not sure) so I left with a prescription for a steroid for inflammation and a nasal spray sample. I was told if I didn't hear back within a week to give them a call. The whole encounter was weird and I won't be going back.
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Excellent
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Dr. Saavedra really took his time to ask questions to diagnose the cause of the allergic reaction. This is an honest review, and he is highly recommended!
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I could not have had a better experience Quick appointment, amazing staff, wonderful doctor. So grateful to be working with him!
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Very pleased with the services provided and care given.
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Dr. Saaedra is so kind! He made sure to stay with me until I had a full understanding of the test and the results.
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Really understanding, really knowledgeable, and willing to help.
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Great Doctor and Office. Very nice and friendly. No wait time. I would reccommned.
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I was extremely pleased with my appointment. The entire staff were very friendly, helpful, and professional. Dr.Saavedra gave me his complete attention and time needed for my appointment.
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I have been very impressed by Dr. Saavedra. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
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I had my reservations with this office after I received a bumbling message from the receptionist I guess she was, she sounded really unorganized and unsure of what I wanted although I entered what I needed in the ZocDoc appointment. Thatwas a bad sign. When I got there the nurse was nice, then I guess I met the girl on the voicemail because she was unorganized, asked me for my social again after I had already put it in the paperwork. The appointment went well, the nurse and the doctor were great, very informative and made my 3 year old feel comfortable. Back to the receptionist, I went to pay at the end I just stood there for a few minutes and she had someone on hold and on speaker on one phone while she was talking to another person on the other, the person on speaker said hello a few times she picked up while the other phone was to her ear and asked them to hold still... Then she acknowledged I was ready to just pay and leave and she took payment. I loved the experience aside from the receptionist, very all over the place.
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Dr. Saveedra is very good in his specialty and with my son. My son is comfortable with him and has done well with his food allergies because of his diligence and education, when I was judged and told he was havingbowel issues before. I was shocked to learn he was allergic to so much, but we have adjusted well.
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