Helping You and Your Children Thrive
Over Allergies, Asthma, and Immunodeficiency Disorders.
Dr. Reena Mehta, MD
Board-Certified Allergist & Immunologist
Undergraduate & Medical School
6 year accelerated B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City: Cum Laude
Internship & Residency
Pediatrics: Texas Children’s Hospital- Baylor College of Medicine
Allergy & Immunology (Adult and Pediatric): University of Texas Medical Branch
Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy & Immunology- 2010
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics- 2012
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, Ochsner Baptist
Adjunct Instructor: Tulane University School of Medicine
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
Louisiana Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (LSAAI)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Dr. Reena Mehta attended a 6 year accelerated undergraduate and medical school program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she graduated Cum Laude. She completed her pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital- Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and subspecialty training in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. After fellowship, Dr. Mehta remained on the allergy and immunology faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch for 2 years. She then moved to Philadelphia where she worked as an Assistant Professor in the Allergy and Immunology department at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before moving into private practice in Saddle River, New Jersey. Inspired by the unique culture, Dr. Mehta had always dreamt of moving to New Orleans and starting her own practice. She is an allergy and asthma specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Mehta is also an Adjunct Instructor at Tulane University School of Medicine, and has published and presented clinical research on a variety of topics. She is an expert on all allergic disorders, with an interest in food and drug allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. Her ongoing involvement in education and research keeps her up to date on the latest practices and therapies for her patients. As a leader in her field, Dr. Mehta frequently speaks at conferences and recently presented at the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology annual meeting. Dr. Mehta is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, with active roles on the Telemedicine/Health Informatics, Technology, and Education Committee and the Vaccines Committee. She is also a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Louisiana Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her spare time, Dr. Mehta enjoys exploring the culture of New Orleans with her husband and twins.
Dr. Mehta has a reputation for developing strong relationships with her patients and being exceptionally attentive to their needs and concerns. See what her patients have to say in the testimonials below.
“Spent an extraordinary amount of time with us and explained everything”
“Dr. Mehta is amazing. She successfully diagnosed and treated my son’s allergies. What sets Dr. Mehta apart, though, is her kindness. She spent an extraordinary amount of time with us and explained everything with a combination of science, knowledge, caring and compassion. She was always also available by email or phone. Thanks to Dr. Mehta, my son is living a happy, healthy life unimpeded by allergies.“
– Beth H, 18-year old son Ben, January 2019
“The epitome of what a doctor should be and more”
“I was a patient of Dr. Mehta for a number of years and always found her to not only be a smart and superb physician, but a most caring and attentive person. Dr. Mehta is detail-oriented, always explains everything and is very supportive. She is the epitome of what a doctor should be and more. I highly recommend her as a specialist in allergy, asthma and immunology!“
– Ellen W, December 2018
“Passionate, practical, and patient”
“I’m the parent of a son with multiple food allergies. When our son was first diagnosed, my wife and I consulted with multiple nationally know allergists. We were frustrated with the care we received and our lack of progress. We were then referred to Dr. Mehta who has been a godsend. As a fellow physician, I know what it takes to be an excellent doctor, and Dr. Mehta demonstrates all of these skills. She is passionate, practical, and patient. She addressed all of our concerns and she practices evidence-based medicine. Most importantly, she is available to her patients at all times, responsive, and our son loves visiting with her. Since our son has been seeing Dr. Mehta, he’s overcome several of his food allergies. There really is nothing like being able to eat out at restaurants with your child after packing all of his meals for a year. We’re so grateful for Dr. Mehta for everything she’s done for us and our son, and could not recommend her more highly for all of your family allergy needs.“
– Dr. Ravi Legha, 19-month old son Gavin, December 2018
“She gives herself whole heartedly for the well-being of those in her care.”
“Dr. Mehta is warm, erudite, and thorough. Her superlative care is shown forth by the compassionate and sincere way she interacts with her patients. She gives herself whole heartedly for the well-being of those in her care. She is not only thoroughly equipped with manifold skills and abilities to do much good; she is active in the use of these innate qualities for the good of others. She truly is a blessing.“
– Rob G, April 2019
“We would definitely recommend Dr. Mehta”
“We would definitely recommend Dr. Mehta. She helped us to properly diagnose AJ’s dust allergy. He had been coughing for years and we even went to the ENT and they did an allergy test and it didn’t help. Dr. Mehta was so friendly and warm and found out what was wrong. We followed her treatment, made some environment changes, and started some over the counter medication and it helped so much. We are so grateful.“
– Sara A, 7-year old son AJ, December 2018
“We had the privilege of working with Dr. Reena Mehta for the past few years – our son has severe allergies and has been Dr. Mehta’s patient. Prior to becoming Dr. Mehta’s patient, we had approached numerous pediatric allergists and it is our opinion that Dr. Mehta is one of the best, if not The Best, in her field. What sets her apart is not just her professional credentials but her empathy and understanding of a patient’s needs. She has always been available for consultations even after her regular hours, and makes sure that her patients’ needs are fully met. Her unbelievable patience and her ability to explain complex medical concepts in simple and lucid terms are particularly noteworthy.“
– Anu R, 10-year old son Ram, December 2018
“Knowledgeable and caring doctor”
“Dr. Mehta is a knowledgeable and caring doctor that diagnosed my daughter with different allergies when no other doctor could determine what was going on with her. She is currently overseeing my grandson as he goes for testing to see what he is allergic to. She is a great doctor and I would highly recommend her if you have asthma and allergies or suspect you might be allergic to something because Dr. Mehta will not stop until she gets an answer to your concerns.“
– Gail R, 16-year old daughter Chanel and 8-month old grandson Korie, January 2019
“Go to Dr. Mehta and stop suffering from allergies now!””
“Dr. Mehta is amazing! She’s personable and professional. It’s always easy to get an appointment even last minute when I’m sick. Her office is pristine and her staff are friendly and professional. Dr. Mehta always has a plan to increase or decrease my medications as my symptoms increase / decrease due to the seasons or my stress level. She continually strives to provide me relief and always follows up. Every solution she has suggested has worked. In the past I’ve been to other allergists who prescribed one regime which failed to work and then it was impossible to be seen for another week. Go to Dr. Mehta and stop suffering from allergies now! When I need shots there is always space in her office for me to rest quietly or get work done if I need. I recommend her for allergy diagnosis, sick visits, and allergy shot regime visits.“
– Jessica C, October 2019
“Kind, patient, diligent, professional, and brilliant.”
“Dr. Reena Mehta is a world-class physician. She is prompt, thorough, kind, patient, diligent, professional and brilliant. Yet, what amazes me the most is her devotion and resourcefulness as she tirelessly journeys through my complex medical history while facilitating my current special needs as a patient with a mast cell disorder. She is the answer to my prayers for a local, eager, tenacious, and receptive mast cell specialist.
From allergy conditions to mast cell disorders, the quality of care provided by Dr. Reena Mehta is profound. She is a rare find with an optimum level of thoroughness and skillful persistence in helping with these multifaceted health issues. Her compassion and spirit of excellence sets her apart.
Dr. Mehta, you have my sincere gratitude for the immense efforts you’ve put forth in helping with this mast cell disorder. The uniquely extensive and personal health care you offer is outstanding. In a very short period of time, you have made strides of progress towards essential diagnostic testing needed to properly diagnose this rare condition. Your expertise and meticulous care is greatly appreciated.“
– Lea F, June 2019
Dr. Mehta explains how and why hurricane aftermath can seriously aggravate allergies and asthma.
Book a visit with Dr. Mehta at Uptown Allergy & Asthma to learn more about what you can do to combat post-hurricane allergies in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Fall Allergies in New Orleans
Dr. Mehta explains how the changing seasons can aggravate your allergies. Learn tips to avoid seasonal allergen exposure and techniques to manage your allergy symptoms this fall!
Allergy Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms
Dr. Mehta dials in to Fox 8 Local News to talk through the differences between allergy symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.
Book a Telemedicine visit with Dr. Mehta at Uptown Allergy & Asthma to learn more about what you can do to stay healthy despite COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
Dr. Reena Mehta talks through the most common side effects of the new COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the adverse effects that have been observed in individuals with allergies.
COVID-19 Vaccine: No Allergic Reaction to Second Dose
Have your allergies stopped you from getting your second dose? Dr. Mehta reviews recent research that showed that individuals who had an allergic reaction to their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine did not have a serious reaction to their second dose with proper pre-treatment by an allergist.
Preventing Food Allergies in Children
Are you concerned about your newborn developing food allergies?
Dr. Mehta explains the new infant nutrition guidelines from the US Department of Health, and explains how to prevent food allergies in your young children.
Decreasing Peanut Allergy in Infants
Dr. Mehta explains how introducing peanuts and other allergenic foods early in your child’s diet can actually reduce their chances of developing a lifelong food allergy.
New School Allergy Guidance
Dr. Mehta discusses some recent research on the efficacy of allergy-free zones in schools, and new recommendations for children with allergies and school staff.
The Most Common Causes of Spring Allergies and How to Treat Them
Dr. Reena Mehta explains what to do if you have itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and sinus pressure this season in an interview with Katie Couric Media.
Treating Spring Allergies
Allergist Dr. Reena Mehta talks through the different symptoms of spring allergies, and what you can do to alleviate each one.
Summer Allergies in New Orleans
Dr. Mehta discusses the summer allergy season in New Orleans and why it can be worse than other parts of the country. She also talks through many of the subtle allergens of the New Orleans summer like mold, dust mites, stinging insects, weeds, and oral allergies to pollen on fresh fruit.
Preparing for Fall Allergies
Dr. Mehta talks about the impending New Orleans fall allergy season, what to watch out for, and what you can do to be prepared.
Navigating Halloween Food Allergies
Around 1 in 13 kids have an underlying food allergy! Dr. Mehta provides some helpful hints on how to help prevent allergic reactions during the Halloween season.
Book an appointment with Dr. Mehta at Uptown Allergy & Asthma to learn more about food allergies.
Christmas Tree Syndrome & Holiday Allergies
Christmas Tree Syndrome describes the allergic reaction that can occur from mold growing on either live or artificial Christmas trees. Learn what you can do to avoid allergens that are unique to the Holiday season.
Stay Healthy During Mardi Gras
Dr. Mehta provides some helpful advice on how to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the annual Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.
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