We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Neil Howard Gershman, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
660 Glades Road; Suite 130, Primary Office
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Neil Gershman is an allergist/immunologist in Miami, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gershman is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gershman trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
660 Glades Road; Suite 420
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Schramm is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Maureen Elizabeth Miller, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
30 Se 7th Street; Suite C
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Maureen Miller's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
951 Nw 13 Street; Suite 5a
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Busto is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Busto an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Spain for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
7301 W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 105c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Charlene Shookoff works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Shookoff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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