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Neil Minikes
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  • Allergy and Immunology
Accepting new patients

Locations

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500 Piermont Road Allergy and Immunology

500 Piermont Road
Suite 304
Closter, NJ 07624
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • rashes
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Allergy screening and treatment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal dander allergy
  • Aspirin allergy
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Dust allergy
  • Dust mite allergy
  • Ear infection
  • Eczema
  • Egg allergy
  • Eye allergy
  • Food allergies
  • Hives
  • Immune deficiency
  • Immune deficiency disorders
  • Immunotherapy
  • Insect Bites
  • Itching
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Latex allergy
  • Medication allergy
  • Mold allergy
  • Nasal polyps
  • Peanut and tree nut allergy
  • Poison ivy
  • Poison oak
  • Pollen allergy
  • Pruritus
  • RAST
  • RadioAllergoSorbent Test
  • Respiratory allergy
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Irritations
  • Skin testing
  • Sneezing
  • Urticaria
  • Wheezing
  • acute severe asthma
  • adverse reaction
  • airborne allergen
  • allergic bronchopulmonary
  • allergy screening
  • allergy shot
  • bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • casein allergy
  • chemical trigger
  • cosmetic allergy
  • dust
  • ear and lung infection
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • fish allergy
  • food intolerance
  • gluten intolerance
  • hay fever
  • histamine
  • insect stings
  • intradermal test
  • milk allergy
  • nut allergy
  • oral allergy syndrome
  • patch test
  • peanut allergy
  • penicillin allergy
  • pet allergy
  • pink eye
  • pulmonary function test
  • respiratory problems
  • rhinosinusitis
  • salicylate allergy
  • shellfish allergy
  • soy allergy
  • spirometry
  • sulfite allergy
  • sumac
  • sun reaction
  • vaccinations
  • wheat allergy

Accepted Insurances

Always check with your health insurance carrier before scheduling any type of service. You can learn the details of your individual health insurance plan, including the amount of your copay, deductible, and coinsurance by visiting your health insurance company's website or by calling their customer service department. Click here to review our list of accepted insurance plans.

Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
AmeriHealth
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
Cigna
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
Medicare
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
Magnacare
  • All plans PPO
Multiplan/PHCS
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
OSCAR
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • OSCAR NJ PPO Plan
Qualcare
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
Tricare
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • NY SHIP
  • PPO

Training and Education

Diplomate

  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Undergraduate

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Internship

  • Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

  • Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Certification

  • Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

Fellowship

  • Division of Allergy and Immunology, Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY

About Me

Neil Minikes, MD, is part of Summit Medical Group’s Allergy team. Dr. Minikes treats both children and adults for a wide range of allergic conditions such as food allergy, hay fever, drug allergy, vaccine allergy, chronic hives, and asthma, and has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of food allergies. Dr. Minikes provides excellent care with precision and compassion to improve the lives of children and adults with allergic diseases and asthma.

Dr. Minikes’s desire to become a doctor stems from his own medical experiences in infancy and early childhood. Born with severe club foot, he was told he would never walk. However, his mother sought out the expertise of a young orthopedist at the time, Alexander Hirsch, who was offering a then-novel therapy, and after years of non-surgical treatment, including frequent casting and special shoes, he was able to walk normally. “Decades later, I took up long distance running and was able to run a half marathon on my 45th birthday,” he says. He is forever grateful to that doctor, who, he later discovered, cared for the legendary tennis player, Arthur Ashe.

At age four, Dr. Minikes experienced a ruptured appendix but was misdiagnosed with viral gastroenteritis and then a stomach virus. Fortunately, a family friend, Dr. Murray Davidson, agreed to see him. His parents made the urgent trek from Long Island to New York City, where he went straight into successful surgery. Dr. Davidson subsequently became one of the nation’s premier pediatric gastroenterologists and now has a lectureship in his name at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

“Those early childhood experiences made an indelible mark on my aspirations for the future,” he says adding, “I will do everything I can to help my patients the way those doctors helped me. Nothing is more gratifying than seeing patients in follow-up and learning that I’ve had a positive impact on their lives.”

Dr. Minikes practices evidence-based medicine and is passionate about cutting-edge treatments for food allergies. He stays up-to-date on prospective treatments that are pending FDA approval and attends national meetings on a regular basis, presenting new findings to his colleagues at a Grand Rounds presentation each year.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Minikes loves traveling with his wife, exploring places they’ve never been. He enjoys playing tennis and skiing in the Berkshires. In his spare time, you can catch him at a Giants or Yankee game with his sons and brothers. He also enjoys the theater, movies, concerts performed by his favorite aging rockers, and seeing James Taylor at Tanglewood every year. His newest passion is ballroom dancing with his wife of 31 years. He supports groups such as Hands Up for Haiti, the Center for Food Action, and other organizations that help the needy.

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