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We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Plano, TX.

Dr. Sandeep Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Aasia Ishrat Ghazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3112 Carroll Circle
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Aasia Ghazi practices adult allergy & immunology in Plano, TX. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Ghazi's residency was performed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Dr. Ghazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghazi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Naveen Nishchal Sikka, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion I, Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Naveen Sikka's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. Dr. Sikka's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Sikka is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Howard Champion Crisp II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Howard Crisp's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Crisp trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Crisp include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crisp accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian works as an allergist/immunologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Safdarian's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Safdarian takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Safdarian has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
375 Municipal Drive; Suite 244
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Chu-Ling Jiang practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Jiang is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jiang takes.

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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.