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We found 27 immunologists who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Aidan Long works as an allergist/immunologist. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long's clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Long attended the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Long has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hamilos works as an adult allergist and immunologist. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hamilos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamilos is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamilos include: **also Board Certified In Clinical Laboratory; Immunology**; and 1984-Park Davis Award To Allergy/immunology Fellow. Dr. Hamilos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hamilos is 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

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

Dr. James Maclean sees patients in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at International. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

Dr. Caroline Anne McFadden, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Caroline McFadden is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. McFadden is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Dr. Jordan E Scott, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jordan Scott specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Leominster, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Ellen Dutta's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Dutta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Dutta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Morris Ling specializes in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ling obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Johnson Wong is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wong attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Joshua Boyce sees patients in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boyce has a special interest in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyce honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Perdita Permaul works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Permaul include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Permaul graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

Dr. Martin David Broff, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Broff is an allergist/immunologist in Weymouth, MA and Boston, MA. He has a special interest in immunotherapy, drug allergy, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Broff accepts Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, First Health, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Broff include: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy 1995-96..

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Luigi D Notarangelo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
One Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Luigi Notarangelo is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Notarangelo include immunodeficiency. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Notarangelo is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, First Health, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pavia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Notarangelo's distinctions include: International Querci Foundation Award for Research in Pediatrics; European Union Descartes Award for Excellence of Research in Life Sciences; and Immune Deficiency Foundation Boyle Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Notarangelo is conversant in Italian.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency

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

Dr. Mandakolathur Murali works as an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Murali's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Murali is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Martin Ostro specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA. Dr. Ostro's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and hives (uritcaria). He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Ostro has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. In addition to English, Dr. Ostro (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Hives, Asthma

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand's areas of specialization are adult infectious disease and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise consist of urinary tract infection (UTI) and fever. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand takes. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gelfand include: Daniel Baker Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Teaching Awards, Tufts University.; and Sussman Award, Infectious Disease Socirty. Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Urinary Tract Infection, Sepsis

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

Dr. Wayne Shreffler is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shreffler include immunotherapy, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Shreffler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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