We found 5 immunologists who accept HealthSmart EPO near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Aasia Ishrat Ghazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3112 Carroll Circle
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Aasia Ghazi's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghazi is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar and a graduate of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver's residency program. Dr. Ghazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Sandeep Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Gupta's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Naveen Nishchal Sikka, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion I, Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Naveen Sikka's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Sikka is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending M.S. Ramaiah Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Sikka is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
7150 N President George Bush Highway; Suite #204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Paranjpe practices allergy & immunology in Garland, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paranjpe honors. Dr. Paranjpe has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Paranjpe is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nastaran Safdarian, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 485
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Safdarian honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Safdarian's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is accepting new patients.

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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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