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

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

Dr. Prianka Gerrish's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Gerrish studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine. She accepts 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 Allergy & Immunology
1918 West Martin Luther King
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diana Jerez is an allergy & immunology specialist in Tampa, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Jack Parrino's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass spirometry. Dr. Parrino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Parrino is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spirometry

Dr. Mark Ballow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Ballow specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and general pediatrics and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ballow is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Ballow takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nalini Rohatgi is an allergist/immunologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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 Allergy & Immunology
1918 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maliena Longley is an allergy & immunology specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 practices adult allergy & immunology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hernandez 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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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.