Finding Providers
loading

We found 3 immunologists who accept United Healthcare near Worcester, MA.

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
100 Mlk, Jr. Boulevard 2nd Floor
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Nathan Harris works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Worcester, MA. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Harris is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. He is accepting new patients.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Conroy works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Conroy attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Conroy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
100 Mlk Jr Boulevard
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Robert Gedachian's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gedachian is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Gedachian attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.