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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
170 Us Route 1; #120
Falmouth, ME
(207) 782-2420; (207) 781-8744

Dr. Andrew Carey sees patients in Lewiston, ME and Falmouth, ME. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Carey's professional affiliations include Central Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Scripps Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Child Allergy, Asthma

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195 Fore River Pky
Portland, ME
(207) 774-9839

Dr. Jonathan Musmand has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Musmand is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Allergy & Immunology
195 Fore River Parkway; Suite 410
Portland, ME
(207) 774-9839

Dr. Carah Santos is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Santos attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center and National Jewish Health.

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195 Fore River Pky
Portland, ME
(207) 774-9839

Dr. Ivan Cardona's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Cardona is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Maine Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Allergy & Immunology
195 Fore River Parkway; Suite 410
Portland, ME
(207) 774-9839

Dr. Michael Lunn is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Portland, ME. Dr. Lunn attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Maine Medical Center.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
112 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME
(207) 510-0031; (207) 775-3003

Dr. Marguerite Pennoyer practices allergy & immunology in Scarborough, ME and Portland, ME. Dr. Pennoyer's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Clinical interests: Allergies & Asthma Care

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195 Fore River Pky; #410
Portland, ME
(207) 774-9839

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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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