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We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Largo, FL.

Dr. Mandel Reid Sher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11200 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 310
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mandel Sher's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sher's clinical interests: rheumatic diseases and allergies. 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. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sher's training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Sher's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies

Dr. Joel Wayne Phillips, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
708 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joel Phillips practices adult allergy & immunology in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Phillips has a special interest in allergies. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Samuel Gubernick, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13145 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Gubernick is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Largo, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gubernick's areas of expertise include asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at All Children's Hospital, Dr. Gubernick attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11200 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 310
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Monroe King is an allergist/immunologist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. King accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13145 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Kubiak is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Largo, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Kubiak attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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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.