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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept USA Managed Care Organization near Houston, TX.

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1213 Hermann; Suite 480
Houston, TX

Dr. Carlos Vital works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Vital is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Vital attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Yongxin Chen, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2900 Smith
Houston, TX

Dr. Yongxin Chen's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and China Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Chen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Dr. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. David Huston is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Huston performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr. Naureen Alim, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2421
Houston, TX

Dr. Naureen Alim is an allergist/immunologist and rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Alim studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Michael Gold, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. J. Gold sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (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.