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Dr. Lynn Erica Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology
164 Summit Avenue; Fain Building, Suite E
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Lynn Taylor's medical specialty is adult immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: viral hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Taylor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Brown University School Of Medicine Md Class Of; Resident Teaching Award; and Collaborative Leadership In Action Award For. In addition to English, Dr. Taylor speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and The Miriam Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Viral Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
550 No. Main Street
Attleboro, MA
 

Dr. George Vaida, who practices in Attleboro, MA, Norwood, MA, and Franklin, MA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Vaida an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Commonwealth of Massachuseyys Citation; Commitment And Dedication To Promoting Lung; and Health In Massachusetts. Dr. Vaida is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and Milford Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alan David Gaines, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
95 Pitman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Alan Gaines works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Gaines's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Asthma & Allergy Center, and Hasbro Children's Hospital. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaines is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
550 No. Main Street
Attleboro, MA
 

Dr. Sylvie Abi-Younes' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Abi-Younes is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Abi-Younes attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Upjohn Compant Award for Thesis on Mucormycosis in Renal Transplants, .. In addition to English, Dr. Abi-Younes (or staff) speaks Lebanese and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Zwetchkenbaum highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zwetchkenbaum include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zwetchkenbaum takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zwetchkenbaum completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
40 Candace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Stanley Block, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Block is professionally affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Dr Charles L Hill Award from the Rhode Island; Medical Society for Public Service, .; and Distinguished Teacher Award- Brown University. Dr. Block welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Barrie Weisman is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Weisman studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Christina Halstead is a pediatric immunologist, pediatric allergist, and allergist/immunologist in Providence, RI. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joseph Zhou's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.