We found 4 immunologists who accept Medicare near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Nathan Harris works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Harris attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris has received the distinction of Masters Of Public Health. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Oren Schaefer, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine), adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Schaefer trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Schaefer has received the distinction of Castle Connoly Top Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.
Dr. Whitney Dunlap's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Dunlap attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is open to new patients.
Dr. Michelle Conroy works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Conroy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.
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- 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
- 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.