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We found 4 immunologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Georgetown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3201 S Austin Avenue; 130
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nacol specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Georgetown, TX. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3201 South Austin Avenue; Suite 140
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Amar is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Amar has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Amar is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1508 Leander Road
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Brian Miller is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Round Rock, TX and Georgetown, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
970 Hester S Crossing; Suite 100
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Veena Rajashekhar is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She works in Round Rock, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Rajashekhar accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.