Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases is the only group practice in Arizona that offers comprehensive care in pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology, and sleep medicine all under one roof. This enables us to coordinate your care and treat you with a holistic approach, and you don’t have to visit multiple doctors in different locations.
At our office in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona, we focus on developing strong patient-physician relationships based on personal interest, understanding, cooperation, communication and high quality care. Our providers will explain everything to you regarding your condition, medicine, and treatment in terms you can understand so that you can make informed decisions about the care you receive.
Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience in the testing and treatment of chronic cough, asthma, lung infections and tumors, as well as all types of allergies in adults and children, including respiratory, skin, food, and environmental allergies. We also diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia.
For the most comprehensive care of allergies, pulmonary diseases, and sleep disorders in southern Arizona, please call Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases at (602) 788-7211 and our friendly staff will gladly make an appointment for you.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Finberg completed an Internal Medicine residency followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology at UCLA / Wadsworth VA Medical Center. After his fellowship training, Dr. Finberg moved to the Phoenix / Scottsdale area in 1981, and founded Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases
Dr. Menashe joins the staff at Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases from Yakima, Washington where he practiced Pulmonary and Critical Medicine for more than thirty years. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Washington, completed his medical residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, and fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at Norwalk Hospital, Yale University
Dr. Dana Reihman was born in Amana, Iowa. He completed medical school residency, and fellowship training at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Reihman is Board Certified in Pulmonary medicine, Sleep medicine, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He practiced in Richmond, Indiana, before joining the Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
Dr. Nicewicz completed his undergraduate education at Rutgers University and received his medical degree from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Italy. He performed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, and completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey. He continued on as a staff physician at Deborah where he also served as the medical director of Pulmonary Ambulatory Care Services
Dr. Patel is originally from Kentucky and completed his undergraduate education at University of Kentucky, later receiving his medical degree at University of Pikeville-KYCOM. He then completed an internal medicine residency at University of Louisville and was thereafter selected to complete a chief resident year. He completed his Allergy/Immunology fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Patel enjoys caring for children and adults within all realms of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He has gained expertise in severe asthma management, food allergy testing and treatment, and allergy immunotherapy
Leah is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate studies and completed her Physician Assistant program and masters of medical science at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Leah has specialized training in Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine from Wadsworth VA Medical Center at UCLA and National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado
Adam is a native Scottsdale/Phoenix resident. He attended the University of Arizona where he achieved his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology graduating with Honors. In 2004, Adam attended Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program in Downers Grove, IL where he earned a Masters of Medical Science and became a Board Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and Board Licensed in the state of Arizona by the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
Theresa is a board-certified Physician Assistant. A native of Marion, Indiana, Theresa received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at Indiana University and a master’s degree in exercise physiology at Ball State University. She completed her PA program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, where she was a class salutatorian and served as an adjunct faculty member there