We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lafayette, LA.

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Dr. Kenneth Paris, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1211 Coolidge Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Kenneth Paris works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Paris is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Paris attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at Hasbro Children's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Dermatitis, Recurrent Infections, Food Allergy, Primary Immunodeficiency

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
200 Petroleum Drive
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Robertson is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Robertson graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Bernard C Fruge Jr., MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
320 Settlers Trace Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Bernard Fruge's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Fruge's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
401 Youngsville Highway; Suite 100
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jibran Atwi works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Lafayette, LA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atwi honors.

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Dr. Powlin Viswas Manuel, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
104 Genevieve Drive
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Powlin Manuel works as an allergist/immunologist in Lafayette, LA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Rue Beauregard; Suite F
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Erin Pratt sees patients in Lafayette, LA. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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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