We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1710 N. Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is an allergy & immunology and adult allergy specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Drapkin trained at Rush University Medical Center. In Dr. Drapkin's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). On average, patients gave Dr. Drapkin a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 360
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani's specialty is allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Hirani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has indicated that her clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. Dr. Hirani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. For her professional training, Dr. Hirani completed residency programs at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

Dr. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Askenazi graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. Dr. Askenazi is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Skin Testing, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Allergies, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Eugenia L Hahn, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eugenia Hahn's specialty is allergy & immunology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Hahn trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for her residency. Dr. Hahn is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Mohammad T.K. Ghani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1425 North Mclean Boulevard; Suite 100
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ghani is an allergy & immunology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Ghani a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. He honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghani is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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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