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We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Stamford, CT.

Dr. Mitchell Ross Lester, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Lester is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lester is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Denise Marie Kearney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
106 Noroton Avenue; Suite 1
Darien, CT
 

Dr. Denise Kearney is an allergist/immunologist. Her clinical interests include allergy testing. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kearney's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Kearney is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Matczuk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Matczuk welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Litchman practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and allergy & immunology in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Litchman honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Greenwich Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Litchman welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Sproviero is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sproviero's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sproviero 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.