We found 8 immunologists who accept CIGNA PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is an allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated Dr. Engler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. Dr. Engler is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1213 Hermann; Suite 480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Vital trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has a special interest in contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Vital average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vital honors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Julie Yogesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
2121 Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Patel's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, Hay Fever, Raynaud's

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick, who practices in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Malick welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Sapandeep Kaur Khurana, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6624 Fannin Street, Saint Luke's O'quinn Medical Towers; Suite 1410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sippi Khurana's specialties are allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. She practices in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khurana include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khurana is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Hives, Angioedema, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Huston is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Huston is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Huston trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr. Naureen Alim, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2421
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naureen Alim sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alim include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Alim studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Alim include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2424 W. Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 104
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Doanh Nguyen is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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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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