We found 4 immunologists who accept Medicare near Worcester, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
100 Mlk, Jr. Boulevard 2nd Floor
Worcester, MA

Dr. Nathan Harris is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Worcester, MA. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. He has received the distinction of Masters Of Public Health. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Harris welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
33 Oak Avenue
Worcester, MA

Dr. Oren Schaefer's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine), adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Schaefer attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Schaefer accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Castle Connoly Top Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Schaefer has an open panel.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
55 Lake Avenue North; Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care
Worcester, MA

Dr. Whitney Dunlap is an allergist/immunologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Dunlap trained at Rhode Island Hospital for her residency. Dr. Dunlap is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA

Dr. Michelle Conroy is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Conroy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Conroy welcomes new patients.

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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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