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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology

170 Us Route 1; #120
Falmouth, ME
(207) 782-2420; (207) 781-8744

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Clinical interests: Child Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Carey's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include Central Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Carey takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Scripps Clinic for his residency.

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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 a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Santos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Stanford University Medical Center and National Jewish Health.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology

112 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME
(207) 510-0031; (207) 775-3003

Clinical interests: Allergies & Asthma Care

Dr. Marguerite Pennoyer is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Scarborough, ME and Portland, ME. She has a special interest in asthma and allergies. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pennoyer studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Maine Medical Center. Dr. Lunn is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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.

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