We found 6 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Crestview Hills, KY. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Keitel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keitel is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5001 Houston Road
Florence, KY
 

Dr. Hans Otto works as an allergist/immunologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Otto is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Dr. Marshall T Wise, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7370 Turfway Road; Suite 290
Florence, KY
 

Dr. Marshall Wise's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. Wise attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist. Dr. Villareal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Emilio Aguinaldo College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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

Dr. Timothy Franxman's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franxman takes. Dr. Franxman attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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

Dr. Ronald Fragge sees patients in Lakeside Park, KY and Crescent Springs, KY. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Fragge's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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.