We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Altoona, PA.

Specializes in Pediatrics, Other, Allergy & Immunology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosch, who practices in Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosch has a special interest in asthma and allergies. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosch takes. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosch's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Michael Davies' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davies graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Davies is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Michael Prematta's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Prematta is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Prematta has an open panel. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Tracy Prematta's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Prematta is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Prematta attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
600 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Rakesh Verma works as an allergist/immunologist in Altoona, PA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Verma studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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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