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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Elena Guiao Gozum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2172 Blackberry Drive; Suite 202
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gozum is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gozum include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Gozum is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gozum takes. Dr. Gozum has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University, Dr. Gozum attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gozum speaks Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Ami Delilah Talati, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
2210 Dean Street; Suite M
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Ami Hannam's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hannam's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ronald Leslie Wolfson, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1705 South Street
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Wolfson's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfson is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Wolfson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Wolfson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Dr. Timothy J Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Brown specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Orland Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Westchester, IL. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever

Dr. Manika Girdhar, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 203
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Manika Girdhar specializes in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Girdhar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice 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.