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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
656 Indian Trail Road; Suite 208
Lilburn, GA
 

Dr. Glen Nadel is an allergist/immunologist. Patients gave Dr. Nadel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Nadel is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
656 Indian Trail Road; Suite 208
Lilburn, GA
 

Dr. Mark Livezey works as an allergist/immunologist. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Livezey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Livezey is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
656 Indian Trail Road; Suite 208
Lilburn, GA
 

Dr. Paul Rabinowitz sees patients in Atlanta, GA, Roswell, GA, and Lilburn, GA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Rabinowitz attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Muhammad Ali, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology
656 Indian Trail Road; Suite 107
Lilburn, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Ali is a specialist in pediatric immunology. Dr. Ali has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is open to new patients.

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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.