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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Gainesville, GA.

Dr. Kimberley Platt Shanks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2510 Limestone Parkway
Gainesville, GA
 

Dr. Kimberley Shanks works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Gainesville, GA. Dr. Shanks attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanks takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Shanks is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).

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Dr. John Allen Yarbrough, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
520 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Se
Gainesville, GA
 

Dr. John Yarbrough works as an allergist/immunologist in Gainesville, GA. He is professionally affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northeast Georgia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Yarbrough completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Ronald G Beebe, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Se
Gainesville, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Beebe is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Beebe is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and The Longstreet Clinic (TLC), PC. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Beebe's training includes a residency program at Memorial University Medical Center.

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Dr. Amy Whitmire Boyd, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
520 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Gainesville, GA
 

Dr. Amy Boyd works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Boyd is professionally affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northeast Georgia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Dr. Michael James Maloney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
100 College Avenue Se
Gainesville, GA
 

Dr. Michael Maloney's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Maloney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northeast Georgia. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.