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We found 7 immunologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Galveston, TX.

Dr. John Andrew Grant Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. J. Grant is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Grant accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Edward Gautier Ii Brooks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Brooks specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Meera Rani Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
Utmb Mail Route 0561; 301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Meera Gupta specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Randall Mark Goldblum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics; Rm 2.300 - Children S Hospital
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Goldblum is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Goldblum is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldblum accepts. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjiv Sur is a pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Sur accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of GSVM Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rana Bonds works as an adult allergist and immunologist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bonds has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. George Browne sees patients in Friendswood, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Browne honors. Dr. Browne graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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.