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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 practices allergy & immunology in Crestview Hills, KY. Dr. Keitel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5001 Houston Road
Florence, KY
 

Dr. Hans Otto is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Otto takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Otto attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Marshall Wise is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Cynthiana, KY, Lexington, KY, and Florence, KY. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wise takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Villareal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emilio Aguinaldo College and performed 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 practices allergy & immunology in Louisville, KY and Florence, KY. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franxman honors.

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

Dr. Ronald Fragge specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Lakeside Park, KY and Crescent Springs, KY. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fragge 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.