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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 sees patients in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Drapkin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Waheeda Mona M. Hirani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 360
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Chicago, IL, Elgin, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Her clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirani graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. She trained at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hirani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to 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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Askenazi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Askenazi include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Askenazi attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Askenazi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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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 is an allergy & immunology specialist. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Dr. Hahn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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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 works as an allergist/immunologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghani takes.

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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.