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We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Olympia Fields, IL.

Dr. James R Hunter Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
19815 Governors Highway; Suite 2
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter sees patients in Orland Park, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. In Dr. Hunter's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. He is in-network for Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Hunter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
19815 Governors Highway; Suite 2
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. Richard Fitzsimons specializes in allergy & immunology. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fitzsimons's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Alliance, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. James A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
19815 Governors Highway; Suite 2
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. James Thompson works as an allergist/immunologist in Orland Park, IL, Flossmoor, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Thompson's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Flais' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He honors Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Flais is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.