CLINICAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Long-term outcome study on quality of life changes in patients undergoing allergy immunotherapy and dietary avoidance. 1997-present.
- Immunological laboratory parameters in patients with Meniere's disease
- Long-term outcome study on patients with Meniere's disease secondary to allergy being treated with allergy immunotherapy and/or dietary avoidance
- Principal investigator, double-blind study on treatment of auto-immune inner ear disease, Immunosuppression of Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (NIH/NIDCD # 1 UO1 DC03209-0)
Jennifer Derebery, MD
- 2100 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90057
- MD, University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston
- Residency in Otolaryngology, Oregon Health Sciences University
- Clinical Fellowship in Otolaryngic Allergy
- Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, USC School of Medicine
Derebery MJ, Rao VS, Siglock TJ, Linthicum FH, Nelson RA. Meniere’s disease; an immune complex-mediated illness? Laryngoscope 1991; 101:225-229.
Derebery MJ. Allergic management of Ménière’s disease: an outcome study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000; 122:174-182. Allergic management of Meniere's disease: an outcome study. - PubMed - NCBI
Derebery MJ, Berliner KI. Prevalence of allergy in Meniere’s disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000; 123:69-75. Prevalence of allergy in Meniere's disease. - PubMed - NCBI
Harris JP, Weisman, Derebery JM, Espeland MA, Gantz BJ, Gulya AJ, Hammerschlag PE, Hannley M, Hughes GB, Moscicki R, Nelson RA, Niparko JK, Rauch SD, Telian SA, Brookhouser PE. Treatment of corticosteroid-responsive autoimmune inner ear disease with methotrexate: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2003; 290:1875-1883. Treatment of corticosteroid-responsive autoimmune inner ear disease with methotrexate: a randomized controlled trial. - PubMed - NCBI
Nathan, R, Meltzer, E, Derebery J, Stang M, Corrao M, Allen G, Stanford R. Prevalence of nasal symptoms in the United States: Findings from the Burden of Allergic Rhinitis in American survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 121:S208-S209. The prevalence of nasal symptoms attributed to allergies in the United States: findings from the burden of rhinitis in an America survey. - PubMed - NCBI'
Alexander TH, Weisman MH, Derebery MJ, Espeland MA, Gantz BJ, Gulya AJ, Hammerschlag PE, Hannley M, Hughes GB, Moscicki R, Nelson RA, Niparko JK, Rauch SD, Telian SA, Brookhouser PE, Harris JP. Safety of high-dose corticosteroids for the treatment of autoimmune inner ear disease. Otol Neurotol 2009; 30:443-448. Safety of high-dose corticosteroids for the treatment of autoimmune inner ear disease. - PubMed - NCBI
Meltzer EO, Blaiss MS, Derebery MJ, Mahr TA, Gordon BR, Sheth KK, Simmons AL, Wingertzahn MA, Boyle JM. Burden of allergic rhinitis: Results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009; 124:S43-S70. Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey. - PubMed - NCBI
Popelka GR, Derebery J, Blevins NH, Murray M, Moore BC, Sweetow RW, Wu B, Katsis M. Preliminary evaluation of a novel bone-conduction device for single-sided deafness. Otol Neurotol 2010;31:492-497. Preliminary evaluation of a novel bone-conduction device for single-sided deafness. - PubMed - NCBI
Nathan RA, Dalal AA, Stanford RH, Meltzer EO, Schatz M, Derebery J, Mintz, M, Thompson MA, DiBenedetti DB. Qualitative development of the rhinitis control assessment test (RCAT), an instrument for evaluating rhinitis symptom control. Patient 2010;3:91-99
Derebery MJ, Berliner KI. Allergy and Meniere’s disease. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep; 2007:451-456. Allergy and Ménière's disease. - PubMed - NCBI
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"Second to none"
(Via Dr. Jennifer Derebery, House Ear)
Being severely bilateral, already having had a laby and CI, I had never consulted with Dr. Derebery, even though she is in my county. My cardiologist had been insisting that I see her, so I finally relented. Went there, and I have to say, she is the real deal. I gave her a concise medical history, list of medications, test results from the past, list of my treatment history and current symptoms.
I had a hearing test, had some wax removed from my ears first, and then she spent at least 45 minutes with me and my wife going over options, cost/benefit, you name it. She was engaged, empathetic, precise. She did not try to sugarcoat where I am, which she noted was at the severe end of the Menieres spectrum. But she had several good ideas for potential improvement, and I will be attempting all of them.
If you want someone who knows this disease cold, and who will give it to you straight, she is my pick. And I have seen more doctors for this illness than I care to recall. Be warned: she is not touchy-feely at all. She is analytical, objective, clinical. My wife and I prefer that. We want facts, not fluff. Dr. Derebery will give you that. She has given me some hope of improvement in hearing, balance and tinnitus. Not hyperacusis. Not eye issues. Not returning to anything like a normal life. But better. And where I am, that is enormous. Before you ask, no, I am not a relative of hers. I just respect her honesty, and maybe some of you out there would benefit from that as well.
I should add that all the people at House Ear were great. Kind, efficient, concerned, knowledgeable. We Menieres folk do not often encounter such in our search for answers and help.