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We found 10 immunologists who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Before completing her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Chamarthy attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Chamarthy a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chamarthy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Mandel Reid Sher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, 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. Jennifer Woodard Leiding, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street S; Department 7890
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Leiding specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Leiding takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her 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 affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Panida Sriaroon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Panida Sriaroon is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Dr. Sriaroon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6294 1st Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Klemawesch is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klemawesch 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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Allergy Associates.

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Dr. Ami Kantilal Degala, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4965 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ami Degala is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. 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. Dr. Degala attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care.

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Dr. Mark Ballow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Pediatrics
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Ballow specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and general pediatrics and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ballow is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Ballow takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Sanka's average rating from her patients is 5.0 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. Sanka accepts. Dr. Sanka graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Mouth Problems, Skin Biopsy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergy Patch Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6294 - 1st Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Klemawesch sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Klemawesch accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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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.