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 a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drapkin is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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

Dr. Waheeda Hirani specializes in allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests encompass exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Hirani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani honors. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hirani obtained her medical school training at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and 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.

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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 practices allergy & immunology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Askenazi's clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Askenazi's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL and Elgin, IL. She is affiliated with Centegra Health System. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hahn takes.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist in Westchester, IL, Elgin, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghani include asthma and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Ghani speaks Spanish.

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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.
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