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's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Engler 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Engler's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Vital average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vital's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Malick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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 medical specialty is allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khurana attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khurana has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Naureen Alim is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Alim's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of 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. David Paul Huston, MD
Specializes in Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Huston's specialties are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Huston has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Doanh Nguyen's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nguyen welcomes new patients.

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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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