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We found 11 immunologists who accept CIGNA PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Quintero's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. David Engler sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Julie Patel, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Vital is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress' specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Malick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist and rheumatologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khurana include sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Dr. Khurana is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khurana welcomes 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's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), raynaud's, and osteoporosis. Dr. Alim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alim is accepting new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Huston graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Huston is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Doanh Nguyen's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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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.