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

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Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria, Suite 370; Medical Plaza, Building 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital is an allergy & immunology specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Vital's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sunil Saraf's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saraf attended medical school at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Kurt R Peters, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9223 West Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Peters is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Pearland, TX and Lake Jackson, TX. Patients gave Dr. Peters an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Peters has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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

Dr. Akram Mushtaha is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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, Subcutaneous ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kabekode Verma's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Verma accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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