Scott Palmer Commins, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today

Location Information

UNC Faculty Physicians Center at Eastowne (Allergy)
100 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-2660

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Scott Palmer Commins, MD, PhD

While I see patients of all ages with any type of allergy issue, my area of expertise is food allergy. In particular, I focus on a unique allergy to red meat that appears to develop after tick or chigger bites. This allergy is a challenge to diagnose because the symptoms can range from stomach ache to hives and typically occur 4-6 hours after eating beef, pork or lamb. The connections required to make a diagnosis of alpha-gal allergy were only...
While I see patients of all ages with any type of allergy issue, my area of expertise is food allergy. In particular, I focus on a unique allergy to red meat that appears to develop after tick or chigger bites. This allergy is a challenge to diagnose because the symptoms can range from stomach ache to hives and typically occur 4-6 hours after eating beef, pork or lamb. The connections required to make a diagnosis of alpha-gal allergy were only assembled by listening to patients, and it is this approach that guides my care.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Medical University of South Carolina, 2000 - 2004

Residency

  • University of Virginia, 2004 - 2007
  • Area: Internal Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Virginia, 2007 - 2009
  • Area: Food Allergy

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Medical University of South Carolina, 1996 - 2000
  • Area: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Certifications

  • Allergy and Immunology, Board Certified, 2009
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2007
Alpha-gal allergy to red meat

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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