We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1710 N. Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is an allergy & immunology and adult allergy specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drapkin honors. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Drapkin is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 360
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani is an allergy & immunology specialist in Chicago, IL, Elgin, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and residency at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise consist of exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

Dr. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Askenazi attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Askenazi is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Skin Testing, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Allergies, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Eugenia L Hahn, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eugenia Hahn's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hahn takes. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program.

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Dr. Mohammad T.K. Ghani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1425 North Mclean Boulevard; Suite 100
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ghani practices allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghani takes several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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.