We found 3 allergist/immunologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Louise Huffman Bethea, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
25250 Borough Park Road; Suite 109
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Louise Bethea, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bethea's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bethea's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Bethea's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero practices pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quintero studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress is an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burress include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burress takes. He has an open panel. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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.
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