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

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

Dr. James Hunter works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Hunter attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, Dr. Hunter focuses on asthma and allergies. He takes Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Fitzsimons' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Fitzsimons takes Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Alliance, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. He welcomes new patients.

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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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thompson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Thompson's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Flais' specialty is allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Flais accepts Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. 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.
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