We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Engler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Engler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engler honors. Dr. Engler graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Engler is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malick's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Saraf's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Saraf is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3315 Burke Road; Suite 202
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mushtaha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Sinus Headache, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (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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