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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 3.42 stars (22 ratings)
25250 Borough Park Road; Suite 109
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Louise Bethea is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Bethea is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Bethea has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bethea's practice is open to new patients.

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Duyen Kim Nguyen D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy and Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Enrique T. Quintero MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Quintero include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Burress MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burress include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burress takes. Dr. Burress has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Vikas S. Kancherla M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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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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