We found 4 immunologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Chicago Heights, IL.
Dr. James Hunter's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hunter is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma
Dr. Richard Fitzsimons specializes in allergy & immunology. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Alliance, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Fitzsimons's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Dr. James Thompson is an allergist/immunologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Michael Flais is an allergy & immunology specialist. Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flais honors. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Flais is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.
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- 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
- 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.