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We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept First Health near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quintero include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quintero attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Quintero is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress, who practices in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Burress include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burress's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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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.