We found 10 immunologists who accept Cigna near Hinsdale, IL.

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

Dr. Brian Smart is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Smart's areas of expertise include asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Van Osdol include asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Van Osdol's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Van Osdol completed residency programs 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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Knysak attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond is an allergist and immunologist in Hinsdale, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Richmond's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Richmond has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Hives, HIV/AIDS, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Jahangeer Hameed Dogar, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
Asthma & Allergy Clinic; 1s132 Summit Avenue #102
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Jahangeer Dogar is an allergist and immunologist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Argonne, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Dogar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Dogar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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

Dr. Farheen Mirza is an allergist/immunologist in Plainfield, IL, Woodridge, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mirza include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirza obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Ghani's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghani takes several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Hinsdale, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and recurrent infections. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson 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. Dr. Girdhar (or staff) speaks Hindi. In Dr. Girdhar's practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, sinus problems, and cough. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Girdhar is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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