Dr. Joseph Thacher Inglefield MD Allergist-Immunologist

Dr. Joseph Inglefield is an allergist-immunologist in Hickory, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Inglefield accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at Catawba Valley Medical Center and one of 3 at Frye Regional Medical Center who specialize in Allergy & Immunology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Allergist-Immunologist: General Allergy & Immunology, Asthma & Allergic Conditions, Pediatric Asthma & Allergic Conditions

Clinical Interests: Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Immunization Schedule, Immunologic Desensitization, Histamine H1 Antagonists, Allergens, Perennial Allergic Rhinitis, Prednisone, Cough, Sinusitis

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency, Pediatrics, 1982–1984

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fellowship, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 1984–1985

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Certified 27 years in Allergy & Immunology

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 27 years in Pediatrics

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

VA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow, American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Publications & Presentations

Safety of rush immunotherapy using a modified schedule: a cumulative experience of 893 patients receiving multiple aeroallergens.
Smits, W.L., Giese, J.K., Letz, K.L., Inglefield, J.T., Schlie, A.R.

Improved immunotherapy with a rapid allergen vaccination schedule: a study of 137 patients.
Smits, W., Inglefield, J.T., Letz, K., Lee, R., Craig, T.J.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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