We found 3 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Clermont, FL.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Arias Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3111 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite A
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jose Arias specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Altamonte Springs, FL, Orlando, FL, and Ocoee, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Arias average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arias attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arias speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
322 W. Oak Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jose Andrade works as an allergist/immunologist in Orlando, FL and Clermont, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrade honors. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3111 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite A
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Pragnesh Patel's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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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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