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We found 9 immunologists near Attleboro, MA.

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

Dr. George Vaida specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaida is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and Milford Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Vaida's distinctions include: Commonwealth of Massachuseyys Citation; Commitment And Dedication To Promoting Lung; and Health In Massachusetts.

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

Dr. Alan Gaines is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gaines include asthma and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Asthma & Allergy Center, and Hasbro Children's Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Gaines completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Lynn Taylor practices adult immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of viral hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Her distinctions include: Brown University School Of Medicine Md Class Of; Resident Teaching Award; and Collaborative Leadership In Action Award For. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and The Miriam Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Viral Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. John Zwetchkenbaum works as an adult allergist and immunologist. Dr. Zwetchkenbaum's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zwetchkenbaum honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Zwetchkenbaum attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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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' specialty is allergy & immunology. She studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Abi-Younes's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Upjohn Compant Award for Thesis on Mucormycosis in Renal Transplants, .. Dr. Abi-Younes (or staff) is conversant in Lebanese and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Abi-Younes is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stanley Block's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Block completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr Charles L Hill Award from the Rhode Island; Medical Society for Public Service, .; and Distinguished Teacher Award- Brown University. Dr. Block is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1056 Hope Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Barrie Weisman is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is pediatric immunology, pediatric allergy, and allergy & immunology. Dr. Halstead attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joseph Zhou practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Providence, RI. 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.