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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1128 Medical Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Wrenn practices allergy & immunology in Tyler, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Wrenn average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wrenn focuses on asthma. Dr. Wrenn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Wrenn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1128 Medical Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jack Harris practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1128 Medical Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Buttram is an adult allergist and immunologist in Tyler, TX. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Buttram honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rodolfo Amaro-Galvez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Rodolfo Amaro-Gavlez, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology, pediatric pulmonology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Amaro-Gavlez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3310 Patriot Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Paul Sharkey is a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist in Tyler, TX. Dr. Sharkey is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.