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We found 4 immunologists who accept Humana Platinum 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Dr. Hunter is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hunter attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Richard R Fitzsimons, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
19815 Governors Highway; Suite 2
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. Richard Fitzsimons is an allergist/immunologist in Orland Park, IL, Flossmoor, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzsimons takes. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Alliance, and Associated Allergists & Asthma Specialists. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Orland Park, IL, Flossmoor, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. He takes Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Michael J Flais, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Flais specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Orland Park, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. Dr. Flais is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He takes Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.