We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. David Engler sees patients in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Engler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. In addition to English, Dr. Engler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick sees patients in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In his practice, Dr. Malick focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; #107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Saraf is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Saraf is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Akram A Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3315 Burke Road; Suite 202
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mushtaha attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mushtaha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Sinus Headache, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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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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