We found 22 immunologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Boston, MA.

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street - Bulfinch 422
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hamilos' area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilos include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamilos average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hamilos completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: **also Board Certified In Clinical Laboratory; Immunology**; and 1984-Park Davis Award To Allergy/immunology Fellow. In addition to English, Dr. Hamilos (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hamilos's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Long takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Long has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
15 Parkman Street; Allergy Associates Wac 626
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean practices pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maclean's residency was performed at International. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. In addition to English, Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
8 Hawthorne Place; Suite 104
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong sees patients in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Wong is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Wong studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wong has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Dermatitis, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Dutta offers interpreting services for her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Dutta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dutta has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce works as a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include asthma. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boyce honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyce is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Morris Ling's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Ling's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ling welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit St/ Grj-5-504
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include urinary tract infection (UTI) and fever. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gelfand is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: Daniel Baker Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Teaching Awards, Tufts University.; and Sussman Award, Infectious Disease Socirty. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Urinary Tract Infection, Sepsis

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit St. - Cpzs 553
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Wayne Shreffler, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of immunotherapy, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Shreffler is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shreffler honors. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Shreffler's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Allen Lapey specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA and Quincy, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Lapey attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Lapey has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Assoc. Professor Of Pediatrics, Harvard; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchiectasis, Immunodeficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Perdita Permaul practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Permaul include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Permaul honors. Dr. Permaul obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Permaul is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Primary Immunodeficiency, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Ostro is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Ostro (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ostro include asthma and hives (uritcaria). He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jewish General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ostro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hives, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
15 Parkman Street; Wac 707
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. These areas are among Dr. Tepas's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Tepas's distinctions include: Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases; Research Award; and Arline And Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mandakolathur Murali's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murali accepts. Dr. Murali has received professional recognition including the following: Stanley Wyman Teaching award- Massachusets General Hospital; Charles Burnett award for teaching- department of Medicine, MGH; and Univ Gold MDL/Silver Jubilee Gold Medal. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aleena Banerji is an allergist and immunologist. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Banerji is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Banerji is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Banerji completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
275 Cambridge Street; Room 530
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yamini Virkud is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Virkud's areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Virkud is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Virkud (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi-Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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.
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