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We found 4 immunologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed's specialty is allergy & immunology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended the University of Mysore and Government Medical College, Bhavnagar for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Sinusitis

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2300 Centerville Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Saff is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Saff graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2619 Centennial Boulevard; 103
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Narlito Cruz is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Cruz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2619 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 103
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Brian Wilson is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Florida College 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.