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We found 4 immunologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Miami Lakes, FL.

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7411 Miami Lakes Drive
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. After attending Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Ubals speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7411 Miami Lakes Drive
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Mark Young is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Young studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Jose Misael Carpio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7150 W 20th Avenue; #106
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jose Carpio, who practices in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carpio is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Carpio's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. 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: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunology
7411 Miami Lakes Drive
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Jose Moreno is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease and allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Moreno accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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.