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We found 12 allergist/immunologists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Tang speaks Thai.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Woodard Leiding, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street S; Occ 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Leiding's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leiding takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Dr. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Chamarthy's residency was performed at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Chamarthy average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Mandel Reid Sher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mandel Sher works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic diseases and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Sher graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. The average patient rating for Dr. Sher is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Sher is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies

Dr. Panida Sriaroon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Panida Sriaroon sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sriaroon include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sriaroon accepts. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sriaroon's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6294 1st Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Klemawesch is an adult allergist and immunologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Allergy Associates. Dr. Klemawesch 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. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Klemawesch completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jolan Walter is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric 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. Walter honors. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Dr. Walter attended medical school at the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine. She has received distinctions including K08 Career Award - NIAID NIH; GSK Fellow -in-Training Award.; and Partners in Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Walter has an open panel.

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Dr. Ami Kantilal Degala, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4965 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ami Degala is a medical specialist in adult 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. Degala honors. She is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Degala's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care.

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Dr. Mark Ballow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Pediatrics
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Ballow is a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatrician. Dr. Ballow 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. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sanka trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Mouth Problems, Skin Biopsy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergy Patch Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4965 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mona Mangat is an allergy & immunology specialist. She 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.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6294 - 1st Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Klemawesch sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Klemawesch honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.