We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare EPO near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Aasia Ghazi is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Ghazi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. She trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ghazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Ghazi welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta practices adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is a graduate of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sikka's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Olmstead, DO
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7150 N George Bush Highway; Suite 204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Olmstead works as an allergist/immunologist in Garland, TX and Rockwall, TX. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Olmstead has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
7150 N President George Bush Highway; Suite #204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Paranjpe's specialty is allergy & immunology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paranjpe accepts. Dr. Paranjpe is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian specializes in allergy & immunology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Safdarian trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Dr. Safdarian has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is open to new patients.

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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.