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We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7501 Quaker Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Eileen Talusan-Garcia specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Talusan-Garcia is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talusan-Garcia accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
9812 Slide Road
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Goutam Shome practices adult allergy & immunology in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Shome attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Shome is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5424 19th Street; Suite 300
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mamlok is an allergy & immunology specialist. He attended medical school at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The average patient rating for Dr. Mamlok is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mamlok has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
3601 4th Street; # Ms 9410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Pixley's medical specialty is immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Pixley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Tarbox is a Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Tarbox accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.