We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Gold near Gurnee, IL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Deeba Masood is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Northshore University Health System. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masood is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Mark E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
36100 N Brookside Drive; Suite 203
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Mark Kaplan is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Stacie A McMurtry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
36100 N Brookside Drive; Suite 203
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Stacie McMurtry is a specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Dr. McMurtry is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Allergy & Asthma Consultants. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McMurtry takes. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. McMurtry attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Dr. Parthiv S Shah, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1790 Nations Drive; Suite 102
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Parthiv Shah's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Alekh K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1790 Nations Drive; Suite 102
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Alekh Gupta's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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.