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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 is an Altoona, PA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Rosch's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Davies is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Prematta is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prematta completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Prematta has an open panel.

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Dr. Tracy Rachelle Prematta, MD
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 attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prematta welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rakesh C Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
600 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Rakesh Verma is an allergy & immunology specialist in Altoona, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma takes. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. 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.