What is Immunology?

The immune system is a collection of cells and proteins that works to protect the body from potentially harmful, infectious microorganisms (microscopic life-forms), such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. The immune system plays a role in the control of cancer and other diseases, but also is the culprit in the phenomena of allergies, asthma, and recurrent infections such as sinus infections, pneumonia, ear infections, and bronchitis. Our allergists/immunologists have specialized training and expertise to accurately diagnose and coordinate a treatment plan for you. Our physicians also assist in the general diagnosis and treatment of diseases like Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PIDD) or Hereditary Angioedema (HAE),a unique enzyme deficiency disease, and may require collaboration with your primary physician and other specialists to provide the best possible individualized care plan for you. To learn more about these immune disorders, please visit the links below.

Types of Immunology