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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Smart completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smart's practice is open to new patients.

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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 and practices in Orland Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Westchester, IL. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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 is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Mirza's areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Westchester, IL, Elgin, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani accepts CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ghani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and recurrent infections. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobson takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Jacobson is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and cough. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Girdhar accepts. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Girdhar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic 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.