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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Empedrad takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

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

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

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley; 404 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Dvorin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dvorin attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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

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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.