We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Platinum near Florence, KY.

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Dr. Duane Leslie Keitel, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
517 Centre View Boulevard
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Dr. Duane Keitel's specialty is allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. Keitel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Keitel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Manuel Santos Villareal, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2300 Chamber Center Drive; Suite 102
Fort Mitchell, KY
 

Dr. Manuel Villareal's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emilio Aguinaldo College. Dr. Villareal trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5001 Houston Road
Florence, KY
 

Dr. Hans Otto is a Florence, KY physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. Otto attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Otto accepts.

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Dr. Timothy James Franxman, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
5001 Houston Road
Florence, KY
 

Dr. Timothy Franxman works as an allergist/immunologist in Louisville, KY and Florence, KY. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. Franxman studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franxman accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
2300 Chamber Center Drive; Suite 102
Lakeside Park, KY
 

Dr. Ronald Fragge's specialties are adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fragge accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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