We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1515 West Dundee Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin's specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Dr. Drapkin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drapkin's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Timothy J Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Brown's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Food Allergy, Hay Fever

Dr. Lisa Marie Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
355 W. Dundee Road; Suite 110
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Sullivan is a specialist in pediatric allergy, allergy & immunology, and adult allergy. She works in Buffalo Grove, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sullivan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
13 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Scott Song is an allergy & immunology specialist in Vernon Hills, IL, McHenry, IL, and Palatine, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Song graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1051 W Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Toral Kamdar specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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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