WESTMED Allergists Comment on EpiPen Issue

Released: 8/30/2016


epipen EpiPen pricing has been the subject of much discussion lately. When evaluating the value of having an up-to-date epinephrine auto-injector, please keep in mind that being prepared for severe allergic reactions remains one of the mainstays of therapy for certain types of allergies including severe allergies to foods and bee stings. The WESTMED Allergy Department is committed to appropriate, efficient medical care. There may be ways to reduce costs for patients--including the use of coupons, using an alternative device, or considering other insurance options.  We encourage you to have a conversation with your allergist to discuss what is best for you.  Please call (914) 831-6850 to schedule a visit if you’d like to discuss this, or other allergy issues, with an allergy professional.


WESTMED allergists are Dr. Avi Deener , who sees patients at  210 Westchester Avenue, White Plains and 1 Theall Road, Rye, and Dr. Laura Mechanic , who sees patients at 3030 Westchester Avenue, Purchase, and Ridge Hill in Yonkers .