We found 9 immunologists who accept PHCS PPO 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. 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. G Wendell Richmond, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. G. Richmond is a specialist in allergy and immunology. He works in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Richmond's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Argonne, IL. His medical specialties are allergy and immunology. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Dogar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Dogar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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'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. 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

Dr. Samyukta Koppula, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6857 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Samyukta Koppula's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Koppula is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.