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 sees patients in Altoona, PA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosch honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Rosch's professional 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. Dr. Davies's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Prematta is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prematta completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Prematta's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Prematta takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Prematta completed her residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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 a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Verma honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Verma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally 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.
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