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Dr. Gerald Clinton Moore, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
3721 West 15th Street; Suite 602
Plano, TX

Dr. Gerald Moore is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Moore's residency was performed at Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Plano.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
7150 N President George Bush Highway; Suite #204
Garland, TX

Dr. Pooja Paranjpe sees patients in Garland, TX and Rockwall, TX. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Paranjpe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall. She welcomes 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 works as an allergist/immunologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Olmstead attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Olmstead's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Aly A El Hag, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
8941 Coit Road; 100
Plano, TX

Dr. Aly El Hag is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He trained at Worcester City Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. El Hag average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Hag is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Allen, Asthma & Allergy Center, and Texas Health Plano.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
345 W Fm 544; Suite 100
Murphy, TX

Dr. Srividya Sridhara's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Sridhara is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sridhara is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Sridhara (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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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