We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. John Andrew Grant Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard; John Sealy Annex 5.112
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. J. Grant specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Grant completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Grant has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Edward G. Brooks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Brooks' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Brooks attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UT Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjiv Sur's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at GSVM Medical College, Dr. Sur performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Randall Mark Goldblum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Goldblum works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Goldblum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Goldblum attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Meera Rani Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Meera Gupta's specialties are pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. She practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Gupta attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Julia Woodard Tripple, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Tripple is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tripple's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Tripple accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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