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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rosch's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rosch's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Rosch accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Michael Davies is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davies accepts. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Davies completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He 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 specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Prematta's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Prematta attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prematta graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rakesh Verma is an allergist/immunologist. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. In addition to English, Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Verma 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.