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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's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult allergy; he sees patients in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Drapkin has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Drapkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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

Dr. Waheeda Hirani's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise consist of exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Hirani is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and then she performed her residency at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Hirani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hirani 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. Her clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Askenazi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in Elgin, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Hahn is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghani include asthma and allergies. He accepts CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghani speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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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.