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Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
6005 Monclova Road; Suite 350
Maumee, OH
 

Dr. M. Rafeeq works as an allergist/immunologist in Oregon, OH, Sylvania, OH, and Toledo, OH. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in allergies. Dr. Rafeeq's professional affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital, Mercy St. Charles Hospital, and ProMedica. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. Dr. Rafeeq's medical residency was performed at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rafeeq (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
5757 Monclova Road; Suite 27
Maumee, OH
 

Dr. David Hunter, who practices in Toledo, OH, Maumee, OH, and Wauseon, OH, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Hunter attended Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is affiliated with Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and Mercy St. Charles Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Hay Fever, Sinus Problems

Dr. Sudhir Gondy Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1574 Henthorne; Suite D
Maumee, OH
 

Dr. Sudhir Rao is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Rao has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, Allergies

Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
755 W. South Boundary Street
Perrysburg, OH
 

Dr. Ronald Negrich is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negrich honors. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Negrich completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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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.
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