Dr. Maria Luisa Pilar Ermitano, MD

Dr. Maria Luisa Pilar Ermitano, MD

Allergy & Immunology  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
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I chose to become a doctor because I love take caring of people and helping them feel better. I am a physician board certified both by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. I graduated from the pediatric residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, then received a two year grant (a scholarship) in 1998 from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology to complete my fellowship training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. I joined its faculty immediately upon graduation as assistant professor at the Department of Allergy and Immunology, and ranked in the 98th percentile among those who took the certification examinations of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology that same year. After working the medically underserved in Kentucky, my husband and I moved to Indiana. I am currently the president of the Indiana Allergy & Immunology Society.

8150 Oaklandon Rd Ste 119

Indianapolis, IN 46236

Contact Information

(317) 826-5440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 24 More

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ermitano "Dr Ermitano is a board certified both in Allergy & Immunology and Pediatrics. She is dedicated to providing excellent and current, evidence-based specialty care for patients of all ages with suspected or known allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, and recurrent or unusual infections in a caring environment. "


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  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Adult Allergy
  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Airborne Allergies
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergan Cross-Reactivity
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reaction to Sulfite
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cholinergic Urticaria
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cinnamon Allergy
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drug Allergy
  • Egg Hypersensitivity
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Allergy - Chestnut
  • Food Allergy - Chick Pea
  • Food Allergy - Chicken Meat
  • Food Allergy - Coconut
  • Food Allergy - Codfish
  • Food Allergy - Coriander
  • Food Allergy - Crab
  • Food Allergy - Crayfish
  • Food Allergy - Cumin
  • Food Allergy - Date Palm
  • Food Allergy - Duck Meat
  • Food Allergy - Fennel
  • Food Allergy - Fish
  • Food Allergy - Frog
  • Food Allergy - Fruit
  • Food Allergy - Garbanzo (Legume)
  • Food Allergy - Garlic
  • Food Allergy - Goose Meat
  • Food Allergy - Hazelnut
  • Food Allergy - Hops
  • Food Allergy - Kidney Bean
  • Food Allergy - Kiwi Fruit
  • Food Allergy - Lamb
  • Food Allergy - Lentil
  • Food Allergy - Lettuce
  • Food Allergy - Lima Bean
  • Food Allergy - Linden Tea
  • Food Allergy - Lobster
  • Food Allergy - Lychee
  • Food Allergy - Mackerel
  • Food Allergy - Mango
  • Food Allergy - Melon
  • Food Allergy - Milk
  • Food Allergy - Mollusk
  • Food Allergy - Msg
  • Food Allergy - Mussel
  • Food Allergy - Mustard Leaf
  • Food Allergy - Oats
  • Food Allergy - Olive
  • Food Allergy - Oranges
  • Food Allergy - Papaya
  • Food Allergy - Paprika
  • Food Allergy - Parsley
  • Food Allergy - Pea
  • Food Allergy - Peach
  • Food Allergy - Peanuts
  • Food Allergy - Pear
  • Food Allergy - Pecan
  • Food Allergy - Pine Nut
  • Food Allergy - Pineapple
  • Food Allergy - Plantain
  • Food Allergy - Plum
  • Food Allergy - Pomegranates
  • Food Allergy - Pork
  • Food Allergy - Potato
  • Food Allergy - Pumpkin
  • Food Allergy - Quorn
  • Food Allergy - Red Meat
  • Food Allergy - Rice
  • Food Allergy - Rye
  • Food Allergy - Salmon
  • Food Allergy - Scallop
  • Food Allergy - Sesame
  • Food Allergy - Shrimp
  • Food Allergy - Soy
  • Food Allergy - Soybean
  • Food Allergy - Spices
  • Food Allergy - Strawberry
  • Food Allergy - Sunflower Seeds
  • Food Allergy - Thyme
  • Food Allergy - Tomato
  • Food Allergy - Tree Nuts
  • Food Allergy - Tuna
  • Food Allergy - Turnip
  • Food Allergy - Turtle
  • Food Allergy - Vegetable Oil
  • Food Allergy - Walnuts
  • Food Allergy - Watermelon
  • Food Allergy - Wheat
  • Food Allergy - Zucchini
  • Food Allergy-Related Asthma
  • Food Intolerances
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Itchy Skin
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Runny Nose
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy


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  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung Spirometry
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Spirometry
  • Xolair® Therapy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Children's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Connecticut/Hartford Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Recipient, Clemens Von Pirquet Award at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, 1999
  • Recipient, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinical Fellowship Award, 1998
  • Best Pediatric Preceptor, Kentucky Northeast Area Health Education Center, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Staying Safe with Food Allergies, 03.15.08
  • FOX News, 4.11.11
  • WISH TV News, 04.23.11
  • WISH-TV News, 9-20-11

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ermitano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ermitano to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Ermitano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Indianapolis, IN |
Dr. Ermitano is an extremely through doctor. She takes her time with all her patients and doesn't rush you through your appointment time like some doctors I have been too.
in 46256 |
I have debilitating allergies and finding this office has helped me immensely. This is a small practice with an experienced staff of caring and competent professionals. The shot nurse is so gentle I can barely tell I'm getting pricked with a needle. The receptionist is very helpful with scheduling and signing me up for the patient portal. The doctor is very aware of my various conditions and how they interact with my asthma and allergies.
in Franklin, IN |
I have a rather strange immune issue which causes me to react to drugs. I was scheduled for open heart surgery, but it was crucial that they could identify a drug which would allow me to have a contrast injection during surgery. Without an interventional drug, I would die. Dr. Ermitano was recommended by my heart physicians. She worked diligently with the highest level of caring and professionalism to identify a drug and, literally, saved my life. I cannot recommend her practice any higher!
in Indianapolis, IN |
I'm 62 and have always suffered from allergies. I never sought medical help until one Fall when I suffered more than any time. I couldn't breathe through my nose at all and nothing OTC worked. I feel a lot better now, since I went to see Dr. Ermitano. I'm getting monthly allergy shots and can manage my allergies much better now.
Noblesville, IN |
I came to Dr. Ermitano because my neck was breaking out in hives and my family doctor could not figure out why. It ended up I was allergic to my blood pressure medicine. After several other tests I am now taking allergy shots, for 3 years and doing great.
in Fishers, IN |
Dr. Ermitano is very competent and knowledgeable. Her staff is excellent too. I would highly recommend her.
Thank you MaryAnn, we love seeing you as a patient!
in Indianapolis, IN |
Dr. Ermitano and her staff are terrific. Very personable and sincerely interested in my well-being. Professional and thorough but make me feel like part of their family not an impersonal number or account. Love their smiles and sincere concern.
Thank you Miss Kathy! You are part of our family!
Fishers, in |
Dr. Ermitano really takes time each visit to discuss issues, and she makes sure that we understand exactly what is going on with our son.
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Dr. Ermitano accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
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  • Encore
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Health Net
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  • Humana
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  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
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  • Staywell (Wellcare)
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  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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