We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept United Healthcare Choice near Temple, TX.

Dr. John E. Dvoracek M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 1.62 stars (2 ratings)
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Dvoracek practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvoracek is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dvoracek include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Mercedes E. Arroliga M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Mercedes Arroliga practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Temple, TX. Dr. Arroliga is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Arroliga speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Starr is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Starr honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. George Brasher specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Temple, TX. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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