We found 52 immunologists who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Ardmore, PA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alyson Beth Simpson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1228 Club House Road
Gladwyne, PA
 

Dr. Alyson Simpson specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), tests, and asthma. Dr. Simpson is professionally affiliated with Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Simpson accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Skin Testing, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Diane Green, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
850 W Chester Pike; Suite 300
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Linda Green works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Havertown, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Green a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Sudhaker Baman, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 551
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Neil Baman's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Baman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Baman (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinna Sabine Bowser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
200 Merion Avenue
Narberth, PA
 

Dr. Corinna Bowser is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowser include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bowser takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Bowser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Bowser is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Andrea Joan Apter, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 N. 39th Street; Mutch Building, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Apter is an allergist/immunologist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Apter attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. Dr. Apter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Takach, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
51 N 39th Street; Mutch Building, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Takach, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Takach attended Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takach include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Takach has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Takach's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Docs, 2015, 2016. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Columbo, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Allergy & Immunology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 301
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michele Columbo is a general practitioner and allergist and immunologist in Paoli, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Columbo graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Columbo takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
146 Montgomery Avenue; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Meher Khan works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include sinusitis (sinus infection), acne, and tests. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. She is closed to new patients at this time. After completing medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Edema, Tests, Acne, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Cough, Infections, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
233 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 200
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Ruthven Wodell specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Ardmore, PA and King of Prussia, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wodell include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Wodell's training includes a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Wodell has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Geeta A Bhargave, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Geeta Bhargave works as a general internist and adult allergist and immunologist. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Bhargave's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, drug allergy, and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Bhargave's professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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.