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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Neil Howard Gershman, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
660 Glades Road; Suite 130
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Neil Gershman's specialty is allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Gershman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gershman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
660 Glades Road; Suite 420
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Schramm is a Boca Raton, FL physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Maureen Elizabeth Miller, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
30 Se 7th Street; Suite C
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Maureen Miller's specialty is allergy & immunology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Miller's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
951 Nw 13 Street; Suite 5a
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Busto is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Spain for medical school, Dr. Busto completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Busto is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
7301 W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 105c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Charlene Shookoff sees patients in Boca Raton, FL. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Shookoff accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.