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We found 2 immunologists who accept Aetna HMO near Folsom, CA.

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Travis Aaron Miller MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1561 Creekside Drive; Suite 180
Folsom, CA
(916) 736-6644

Dr. Travis Miller's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Anaphylaxis, Angioedema, Animal allergies, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, Bee sting allergy, Chronic ... (Read more)

Chiraag Shashikant Patel MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5 Medical Plaza Drive; #190
Roseville, CA
(916) 325-1040; (916) 679-3590

Dr. Chiraag Patel is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Angioedema, Chronic sinusitis, Drug allergy, Eczema, Food allergies, Seasonal allergies, Wheezing ... (Read more)


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What is Immunology?

Immunology is the study and treatment of the immune system. This system is a complex arrangement that protects the body from foreign material and disease. If cells, viruses, or bacteria get past your skin and into your body where they can cause damage, the immune system works to find and destroy them.

If your immune system does not work effectively due to a disorder or infection, you may be treated by a clinical immunologist. Immunologists work to keep immune systems functioning as well as possible and to keep patients with weakened immune systems healthy. Some of the conditions an immunologist might treat include:
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Organ transplants, where the immune system must be suppressed to prevent infection
  • Primary immunodeficiencies, a number of rare disorders that make patients unusually susceptible to infections

The field of immunology has a great deal of overlap with other specialties that deal with the immune system. Specialists in immunology may, for example, treat patients with allergies or autoimmune disorders and vice-versa. The specialties related to clinical immunology are rheumatology, allergy-immunology, and infectious disease:
  • If the immune system is overreacting and attacking one’s own body instead of foreign material, the result can be inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Some diseases caused by an overactive immune system include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Overactive immune disorders are most often treated by a rheumatologist.
  • If the immune system is misfiring and reacting to harmless material, the result is allergies or asthma. Sometimes these immune responses are so extreme that they can be life-threatening. Severe allergies can be treated by an allergist-immunologist.
  • Sometimes infections overwhelm the immune system. A physician who studies how the immune system responds to infection and how infections spread is called an infectious disease specialist. Infectious disease specialists may treat such serious illnesses as MRSA, lyme disease, or tuberculosis. Of all the immunology-related specialties, there is the most overlap between infectious disease management and clinical immunology because patients with weakened immune systems are more likely to catch diseases.

Immunologists treat and protect your body’s own defense system so that you can stay as healthy as possible.