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

Dr. George Vaida's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vaida is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received distinctions including Commonwealth of Massachuseyys Citation; Commitment And Dedication To Promoting Lung; and Health In Massachusetts. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and Milford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vaida's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult immunology. In her practice, Dr. Taylor focuses on viral hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. She takes Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taylor include: Brown University School Of Medicine Md Class Of; Resident Teaching Award; and Collaborative Leadership In Action Award For. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and The Miriam Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Viral Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Alan Gaines' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Gaines's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Asthma & Allergy Center, and Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Gaines is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Sylvia Abdo Abi-Younes, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
550 No. Main Street
Attleboro, MA
 

Dr. Sylvie Abi-Younes practices allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Abi-Younes accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Upjohn Compant Award for Thesis on Mucormycosis in Renal Transplants, .. Dr. Abi-Younes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lebanese and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zwetchkenbaum at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zwetchkenbaum include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Block attended Yale School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Block is affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Barrie Weisman's specialty is allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His professional 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 Providence, RI physician who specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and allergy & immunology. 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He takes 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.