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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hunter is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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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. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Alliance, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Fitzsimons's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Flais is an allergy & immunology specialist. Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flais honors. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Flais is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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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.