We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Choice POS near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Michael Lee Alfred Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatric rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Miller completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Pongracic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Pongracic's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Pongracic graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Rachel Glick Robison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rachel Robison is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Robison attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Robison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Lauren M Pachman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lauren Pachman is a pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Pachman is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pachman completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pachman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
680 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Kumar works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Food Allergy, Asthma

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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.