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

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

Dr. John Bosso is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bosso's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Bosso graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bosso has received the following distinction: 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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Apter include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Apter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Takach completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Docs, 2015, 2016. Dr. Takach'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, 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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and autoimmune disorders. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His 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. Dr. Phillips is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Dr. Fadugba honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fadugba's professional 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Germinaro's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Germinaro's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart.

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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.
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