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

Dr. James Hunter specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Orland Park, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Hunter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hunter has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hunter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Fitzsimons is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fitzsimons is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fitzsimons's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. James Thompson sees patients in Orland Park, IL, Flossmoor, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Thompson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Thompson graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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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