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We found 5 immunologists who accept Family Health Plus near Albany, NY.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
215 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Jocelyn Celestin specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Celestin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Celestin is affiliated with Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Montemorelos Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Celestin performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His distinctions include: National Service Research Award and Faculty Salary Support Award from AAAAI. Dr. Celestin (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Dr. Kirsi M Jarvinen Seppo, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
176 Washington Ave Extension; Suite 102
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Jarvinen-Seppo is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Cigna, and more. She has received distinctions including NIH NIAID Physician Scientist Award and AAAAI Jaffe Food Allergy Research Award: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She is affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
8 Southwoods Boulevard
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Janet Claassen is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Claassen is professionally affiliated with Samaritan Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY
 

Dr. Hilaire Meuwissen sees patients in Delmar, NY. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meuwissen accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
 

Dr. James Demasi is an allergist/immunologist. Patients rated Dr. Demasi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He is affiliated with Ellis Hospital.

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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.