We found 4 immunologists who accept Medicare near Riverhead, NY.
Dr. Erin McGintee's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. McGintee studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for her residency. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGintee takes. Dr. McGintee is professionally affiliated with Southampton Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates.
Clinical interests: Asthma
Dr. Arthur Kurtz practices adult allergy & immunology in Port Jefferson Station, NY and Riverhead, NY. Dr. Kurtz graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).
Dr. John Byrne is an allergy & immunology specialist in Riverhead, NY. Dr. Byrne is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.
Dr. Maria Alcasid-Escano is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Alcasid-Escano is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Child Health Plus and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
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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.