We found 5 immunologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. John Andrew Grant Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard; John Sealy Annex 5.112
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. J. Grant is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Grant is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant takes. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grant trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Grant has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Edward G. Brooks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Brooks is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Boerne, TX, Galveston, TX, and San Antonio, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brooks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with UT Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjiv Sur specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Sur's education and training includes medical school at GSVM Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sur is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Randall Mark Goldblum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Goldblum is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Goldblum is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Meera Rani Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Meera Gupta is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She 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. Before completing her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Indiana 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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