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

Dr. Jeffrey Marvin Rosch, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other, Allergy & Immunology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosch specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Altoona, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosch accepts. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rosch attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rosch is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Michael John Davies, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite A202
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Michael Davies practices allergy & immunology in Altoona, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davies honors. Dr. Davies studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prematta include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Prematta's residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tracy Prematta's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. Before completing her 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 accepts. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rakesh Verma specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Altoona, PA. Dr. Verma is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Verma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.