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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sher is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases and allergies. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher honors. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Sher's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include allergies. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips honors. Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Allergies

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

Dr. Samuel Gubernick's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Gubernick a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Gubernick focuses on asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at All Children's Hospital for residency.

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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 allergy & immunology specialist. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. King attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Catherine Kubiak works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kubiak's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.