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We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Open Access near Covington, LA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1202 South Tyler Street
Covington, LA
 

Dr. B. Rolston is a Covington, LA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Rolston is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rolston has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Cathryn C Hassett, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1000 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Cathryn Hassett is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Hassett attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hassett has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1202 South Tyler Street
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Alan Sheen's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheen accepts. Dr. Sheen is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Luke Allen Wall, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
71338 Hwy 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Luke Wall is an allergist/immunologist. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wall honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
355 Lakeview Court
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Richard Guillot, who practices in Mandeville, LA and Covington, LA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Guillot is affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Guillot is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.