We found 4 immunologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Flower Mound, TX.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3051 Churchill Drive; Suite 130
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hudelson specializes in allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hudelson is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Hudelson's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3051 Churchill Drive; Suite 130
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Marie Fitzgerald practices adult allergy & immunology in Dallas, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Denton, TX. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fitzgerald's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3051 Churchill Drive; Suite 130
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Erin Clarke is an allergy & immunology specialist in Dallas, TX, Denton, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Clarke has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4900 Long Prairie Road; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Anil Nanda works as an allergist/immunologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Nanda is professionally affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. His practice 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.
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