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We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 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 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.