We found 4 immunologists who accept Medicare near Riverhead, NY.
Dr. Erin McGintee is an allergist/immunologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. McGintee's training includes a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her professional affiliations include Southampton Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates.
Clinical interests: Asthma
Dr. Arthur Kurtz practices adult allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Kurtz an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He takes Vytra, MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.
Dr. John Byrne's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Byrne's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byrne takes. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.
Dr. Maria Alcasid-Escano's specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Child Health Plus and Medicare insurance. Dr. Alcasid-Escano graduated from 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.