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We found 7 allergist/immunologists who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1450 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Jack Parrino, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
5128 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jack Parrino practices adult allergy & immunology in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Parrino is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parrino include spirometry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Parrino is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Spirometry

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2708 W Virginia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nalini Rohatgi, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Rohatgi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2605 W. Swann Avenue; Suite 600
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Prianka Gerrish is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerrish honors. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1918 West Martin Luther King
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diana Jerez practices allergy & immunology in Tampa, FL. She 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.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1918 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maliena Longley works as an allergist/immunologist. 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. Dr. Longley graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3709 W Hamilton Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lizette Hernandez is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Hernandez takes 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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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Ballow works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ballow honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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.