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We found 6 immunologists who accept HealthSmart EPO near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta practices adult allergy & immunology in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Aasia Ghazi is an adult allergist and immunologist in Plano, TX. Dr. Ghazi graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and then she performed her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ghazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sikka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Howard Champion Crisp II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Howard Crisp, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Crisp performed his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Crisp has received distinctions including Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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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 allergy & immunology specialist in Garland, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Paranjpe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Safdarian completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Safdarian is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.