Our Providers

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The office of NEAAI offers a wide range of services in allergy, asthma and immunology to meet our patient’s needs. These include evaluation and treatment for environmental, food, insect and medication allergies, allergy immunotherapy, allergic skin disorders, and chronic sinus disease, helping children and adults with recurrent infections and difficult to control asthma, chronic cough and hives.

Jordan E. Scott, MD

Jason E Scott, MDDr. Jordan Scott is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.  He graduated from Boston University Medical School in 2000.  After completing a residency in pediatrics at UMASS/Memorial, he trained in allergy/immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital with adult allergy training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He continues to see patients at Boston Children’s Hospital.

In July of 2006, just after completing his training, he acquired the allergy practice of Dr. Geraldine Feldman, forming Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Scott takes pride in training future physicians. He is a clinical instructor in allergy/immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Scott is also a clinical instructor in community medicine for the UMASS/Memorial family practice program.

Dr. Scott is board certified in Allergy/Immunology. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), the New England Allergy Society, and is the President of the Massachusetts Allergy & Asthma Society.

Dr. Scott sees patients of all ages. He evaluates and manages a wide array of allergic/immunologic conditions including recurrent sinus disease and other recurrent infections, chronic cough, indoor/outdoor allergies, difficult to control asthma, severe eczema, chronic hives, food allergies, drug allergies, recurrent anaphylaxis, latex allergies, bee sting reactions, and primary immunodeficiency.

Whitney Dunlap, MD

After a career in academic medicine, Dr. Whitney Dunlap joined Northeast Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology to provide innovative allergy and immunology treatment. She enjoys providing allergy and immunology care to children and adults, and derives great satisfaction in working with her patients to achieve their health goals.

Dr. Dunlap did her fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Michigan after completing her residency at Brown University.

She is now accepting new adult and pediatric patients for our office located at 21 Eastern Ave., Worcester, MA 01605. Please call us at 508-506-3003 to learn more.


Lauren Handelman, MD

Lauren Handelman, MDDr. Handelman graduated from Amherst College and Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained in General Pediatrics and then Allergy & Immunology at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She maintains board certification in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Having grown up with allergies and asthma herself, she became interested in caring for patients with these issues. She understands allergies and asthma from the perspective of physician, patient and parent, and is especially interested in taking care of children with these problems. Prior to medical school, she participated in allergy laboratory research and studied Medical Anthropology. During her Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology, she applied this anthropologic approach to research she published on patient concerns about asthma medications.

She is an Attending Physician at Children’s Hospital in Boston and is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She has been in practice over 17 years and is committed to caring for patients with a variety of allergic conditions, including food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), eczema, hives and bee sting allergy. She is a mother of two girls and enjoys cooking, running, swimming, reading, and playing the flute.

David Riester, MD

David Riester, MDDr. Riester is a Board-certified allergist and immunologist with over 15 years of experience. He sees patients of all ages, evaluating a wide variety of allergic conditions including:  asthma and bronchial asthma, nasal polyps, eczema, food allergies, recurrent sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, penicillin allergy, environmental allergies, animal allergies, chronic cough, eosinophilic esophagitis and bee sting allergies.

After receiving a BA from Colgate University, Dr. Riester graduated medical school from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and went on to do his residency in Pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital (Hasbro Children’s Hospital) at Brown University. Dr. Riester also went on to complete a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center where as a fellow he presented data on Stem Cell Bone Marrow Transplants in patients with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and immunology.

After completing his fellowship, he was a Clinical Instructor in Medicine in the Allergy Department at Dartmouth University Medical Center. He was formerly a Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at Tufts University Medical Center at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center where he regularly taught Residents rotating through the Department of Allergy. He has coauthored research presented at national allergy meetings on Aspirin allergy as well as Stinging insect allergy.

Dr. Riester is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (FAAAAI) and a Fellow of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (FACAAI) as well as a member of the New England Society of Allergy and Massachusetts Allergy and Asthma Society.

Dr. Riester is accepting new patients of all ages in our Sudbury and Stoneham offices.

Francisco Bonilla, MD

Dr. Francisco Bonilla brings nearly 30 years of experience to NEAAI. Most recently, he served as a leader in the Boston Children’s Hospital allergy and immunology research programs. He also served as an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

After receiving his BA from Harvard University in chemistry, he earned his Ph.D. from City University of New York in biomedical science. He earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. Dr. Bonilla then conducted his intern and residency at the Floating Hospital for Infants and Children in Boston, MA. He was a Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital in Allergy and Immunology.

Dr. Bonilla has also written many book chapters, papers, and journal articles on subjects related to allergy, asthma and immunology. In addition, he has received numerous awards and appointments throughout his career, including most recently a FDA Advisory Committee Service Award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Bonilla is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, having served in a variety of leadership positions in the organization. He is also a member of the Clinical Immunology Society.

Dr. Bonilla sees patients of all ages with all forms of allergic and immune disorders. He is accepting new adult and pediatric patients.

He lives north of Boston and enjoys traveling with his family.

Erica Dee Puglielli, MSN, FNP

Screenshot 2015-01-17 16.10.16Erica received her RN, MSN, and FNP from the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Previous to joining Northeast Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, she served as a Nurse Practitioner at Concord Internal Medicine where she supported primary care to adolescent and adult patients.

She has also served as a Nurse Practitioner at Emerson Hospital specializing in surgery, working with Orthopedic and General Surgeons. She has held similar positions at Winchester Hospital, Quincy Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Peggy Papanastassiou, MSN, FNP

Screenshot 2016-08-26 14.49.10Peggy is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from Duke University and her MSN/FNP in Family Primary Care Nursing from the University of Lowell. Prior to joining NEAAI she was an Internal Medicine Primary Care Provider for 17 years to adolescents and adults in the Emerson Hospital Community in Concord, MA. She also has many years of experience in Women’s Health at Emerson Hospital, and prior to that emergency walk-in center care in Milford, MA.

Peggy has lived in the Boston area for 35 years. She has 3 children, now all young adults. Her interests include family, reading, travel, triathlon training and community involvement.