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We found 5 immunologists who accept PHCS PPO near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. Dr. Sikka's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Sikka is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Mark Olmstead, DO
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7150 N George Bush Highway; Suite 204
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Olmstead is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Olmstead has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Olmstead is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Crisp trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Crisp include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crisp accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Nastaran Safdarian works as an allergist/immunologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Safdarian's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Safdarian takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Safdarian has received the distinction of 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.