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

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

Dr. Neil Gershman's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Gershman completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gershman's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schramm takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Rafael Busto's specialty is allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Busto takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Spain and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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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 is an allergy & immunology specialist in Boca Raton, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Miller has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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

Dr. Charlene Shookoff practices allergy & immunology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shookoff honors.

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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.
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