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We found 8 allergist/immunologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Brian Alan Smart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Brian Smart practices pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Smart average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smart is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Smart attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smart has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Timothy J Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Brown specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol, who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Van Osdol is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
120 Oak Brook Center Mall; Suite 424
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jewish General Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Farheen Mirza, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Farheen Mirza is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Acute Sinusitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad T.K. Ghani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10001 W Roosevelt Road; Suite 304
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ghani's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghani's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghani honors. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghani speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mark C Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and recurrent infections. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Jacobson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Pregnancy, Sinusitis, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Girdhar, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
40 S Clay Street; #200e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Kiran Girdhar specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Hinsdale, IL and Westchester, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, sinus problems, and cough. Patients rated Dr. Girdhar highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Girdhar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Girdhar's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Cough, Asthma

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.