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

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

Dr. John Bosso's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Bosso highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bosso takes. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Bosso has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bosso's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Nyack Hospital.

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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 a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Apter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apter honors. Her distinctions 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)

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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. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Takach takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Takach attended Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Takach include: 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 practices allergy & immunology in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Phillips attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and recurrent infections. Dr. Phillips takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. 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: 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's specialties are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fadugba takes. Dr. Fadugba graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Matthew Germinaro is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Dr. Germinaro attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Germinaro's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.