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We found 4 immunologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Garland, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Olmstead, DO
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7150 North President George Bush Turnpik; Suite 204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Olmstead is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olmstead is open to new patients. Dr. Olmstead attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
7150 N President George Bush Freeway; Suite 204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Paranjpe is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Garland, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Paranjpe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Paranjpe has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Michael Alvares is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Garland, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Alvares is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
760 North Shiloh Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Milan Sljivich is an allergist/immunologist in Garland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sljivich accepts. He is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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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.