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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria, Suite 370; Medical Plaza, Building 2
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. Kurt Ralph Peters, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9223 West Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Peters' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Peters is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peters is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Peters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway Street; Suite L
Pearland, TX
 

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

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Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as 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 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)

Dr. Kabekode Deepa Verma, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9223 West Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Kabekode Verma is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Verma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.