We found 5 immunologists who accept Oxford Health Plans near Norwalk, CT.

Dr. Mitchell Ross Lester, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Lester specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Lester graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lester welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Denise Marie Kearney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
106 Noroton Avenue
Darien, CT
 

Dr. Denise Kearney works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kearney include allergy testing. She is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Kearney attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kearney is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
148 East Mill River Street; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk, who practices in Norwalk, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Matczuk trained at Beth Israel Medical Center. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matczuk honors. Dr. Matczuk (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matczuk's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Hives, Chronic Cough, Asthma, Food ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mark Litchman is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Litchman's training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Litchman honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Food Allergy, Respiratory Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Sproviero is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Sproviero accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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.
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