We found 4 immunologists who accept Humana Silver near Elizabethtown, KY.

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Dr. Joseph Clark Turbyville, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
2407 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Joseph Turbyville works as a pediatrician and allergist/immunologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Turbyville is affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
914 N Dixie Avenue; Suite 100
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Tao Le practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Le honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
914 N Dixie Avenue; Suite 100
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Thao Pham's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
914 N Dixie Avenue; Suite 100
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Ha Le's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Le is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Le welcomes 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.