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We found 10 immunologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Texas Children S Hospital
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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

Dr. David Engler is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at 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. Dr. Engler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Engler 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Vital is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vital include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vital studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick works as an allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Malick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Yongxin Chen, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2900 Smith
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yongxin Chen specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Chen attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and China Medical University for medical school. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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.