We found 4 immunologists who accept Medicare near Escondido, CA.

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Dr. Susan Stefanac Laubach M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 206
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Susan Laubach, who practices in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Escondido, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Laubach honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Nancy Kay Ostrom M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.58 stars (3 ratings)
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 206
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Ostrom's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She graduated from Mayo Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Ostrom completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ostrom takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Michael Joseph Welch M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 206
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Michael Welch's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Welch has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welch honors. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Alexander N. Greiner M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 206
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Greiner sees patients in Encinitas, CA, Escondido, CA, and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Greiner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Greiner is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Greiner completed a residency program at Winthrop University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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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