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

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

Dr. Andrea Apter is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Apter include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Apter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. John Vincent Bosso, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bosso is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bosso is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Nyack Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bosso attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Bosso speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Takach's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Takach's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Takach attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Takach trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her 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 an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phillips include sinusitis (sinus infection), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and recurrent infections. He is in-network for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Phillips speaks German. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, ... (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 is an adult pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist. Dr. Fadugba is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Germinaro is 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. Dr. Germinaro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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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.