We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.57 stars (8 ratings)
9812 Slide Road
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Goutam Shome works as an adult allergist and immunologist and rheumatologist. He is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Shome average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shome honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Eileen Talusan-Garcia M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7501 Quaker Avenue; Floor 2
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Eileen Talusan-Garcia practices allergy & immunology in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Talusan-Garcia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.53 stars (7 ratings)
5424 19th Street; Suite #300
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Robert Mamlok is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mamlok has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX

Dr. James Tarbox, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Tarbox takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster 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.
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