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

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

Dr. Michael Prematta, who practices in Havertown, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Prematta's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Prematta attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prematta takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rosch is an allergist/immunologist in Altoona, PA. Dr. Rosch has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Rosch is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and UPMC Altoona.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Michael Davies' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Davies honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His professional affiliations include Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and UPMC Altoona.

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

Dr. Tracy Prematta practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Altoona, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. She is professionally 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. Dr. Prematta welcomes new patients. Dr. Prematta attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency.

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

Dr. Rakesh Verma is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Verma accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Verma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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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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