We found 5 immunologists near Orange Park, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
2035 Professional Center Drive
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Raquel Watkins practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Watkins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2080 Child Street
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kaplan is an allergist and immunologist. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Domestic.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1895 Kingsley Avenue; Suite 401
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Edward Mizrahi's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1895 Kingsley Avenue; Suite 401
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Lupoli is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Lupoli studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Specialists.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9765 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Chitra Kuthiala's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.