Ensuring the safety of our patients is our utmost priority. We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the COVID- 19 situation and taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time, in order to protect the safety of our patients and preserve our ability to staff our sites with our talented specialty doctors and teams, ENTA will be limiting patient access at several clinical locations. For a complete list, click here.

Many of our locations will be open for allergy shots and biologic therapies during this time, but also on a limited schedule. Please contact your office for the availability of these hours. For complete information on the latest restrictions and screening process, please click here.

In response to the current emergency situation all our locations will be offering Virtual Office Visits with your local ENTA doctors. For more information, please click here.

Our Physicians

Laura C. Helfner, MD-Allergy *

Laura  C. Helfner, MD-Allergy *

 

Laura C. Helfner, M.D., who is Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology,graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine, and is American Board of Allergy and Immunology and also Internal Medicine certified.

Dr. Helfner completed a fellowship in pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. She has conducted research in numerous aspects of the field, including drug allergy, metal hypersensitivity, asthma, and immune deficiencies, and has published and presented her research at numerous national meetings. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), the Long Island Allergy and Asthma Society, the New York Allergy and Asthma Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Helfner treats both pediatric and adult patients for all types of allergic and immunologic conditions, including allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic eye conditions, asthma and pulmonary function testing, sinus disease, food allergy, medication allergy, hives, eczema, contact dermatitis and patch testing, insect allergy and recurrent infections.

Laura C. Helfner, MD-Allergy * accepts the following insurance plans:

Hauppauge Office:
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Island Group
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • VNSNY
  • Wellcare