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We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Highmark Blue Shield near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. John Vincent Bosso, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bosso practices allergy & immunology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bosso is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Nyack Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Bosso is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Joan Apter, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Apter is an allergist/immunologist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Apter attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. Dr. Apter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Takach, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Takach, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Takach attended Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takach include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Takach has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Takach's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Docs, 2015, 2016. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Michael Phillips, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. S. Phillips' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and autoimmune disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Phillips's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olajumoke Olanrewaju Fadugba, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3400 Civic Center; West Pavillion 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olajumoke Fadugba specializes in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fadugba takes. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Fadugba's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fadugba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Germinaro's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Germinaro's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Angioedema, Atopic ... (Read more)

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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.