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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Wexford, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Other, Allergy & Immunology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 410
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Shernaaz Kapadia practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Deborah Dawn Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
119 Vip Drive; Suite 204
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Albright's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Albright is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Wright-Patterson Medical Center's residency program. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
9000 Perry Highway; Suite 320
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sergei Belenky is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy. Dr. Belenky's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Belenky honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 410
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Scholnicoff specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Wexford, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scholnicoff honors. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Hey Chong is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chong is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chong attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is conversant in Korean.

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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.