We found 9 immunologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Latha M Narasimhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4543 S Manhattan Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She works in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Chamarthy's medical residency was performed at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Mark Ballow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

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

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Dr. Jack Parrino, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
5128 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jack Parrino is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Parrino has indicated that his clinical interests include spirometry. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Parrino is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Clinical interests: Spirometry

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1918 West Martin Luther King
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diana Martin works as an allergist/immunologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Martin takes 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
2708 W Virginia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nalini Rohatgi is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Tampa, FL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4543 S Manhattan Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sanka completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sanka include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanka accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanka (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2605 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Prianka Gerrish's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerrish accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1918 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maliena Longley practices allergy & immunology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Longley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3709 W Hamilton Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lizette Hernandez's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She accepts 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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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.
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