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, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Ghazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Ghazi attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar. For her residency, Dr. Ghazi trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Dr. Ghazi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Naveen Sikka is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Sikka graduated from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sikka takes. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Sikka's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian practices allergy & immunology. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Safdarian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Safdarian graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Pooja Paranjpe is an allergist/immunologist in Garland, TX and Rockwall, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Paranjpe's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Paranjpe has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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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