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We found 8 immunologists who accept Humana Open Access near Galveston, TX.

Dr. John Andrew Grant Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard; John Sealy Annex 5.112
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. J. Grant works as an adult allergist and immunologist. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Grant attended Duke University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Allergies

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

Dr. Sanjiv Sur's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology; he sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Sur is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is a graduate of GSVM Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sur has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Edward Brooks practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Galveston, TX and San Antonio, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks accepts. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta completed her residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Goldblum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bonds has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. George Browne's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Browne accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jennifer McCracken, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer McCracken, who practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. McCracken accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.