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We found 4 immunologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Clermont, FL.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Arias Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3111 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite A
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jose Arias, who practices in Altamonte Springs, FL, Orlando, FL, and Ocoee, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Arias is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
322 W. Oak Street
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jose Andrade works as an allergist/immunologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrade takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Andrade is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3111 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite A
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Bagg practices adult allergy & immunology in Altamonte Springs, FL, Orlando, FL, and Ocoee, FL. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Bagg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bagg accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bagg is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3111 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite A
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Pragnesh Patel specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center.

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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.