If your child's immune system doesn’t work properly, it can cause problems like severe, frequent or unusual infections and autoimmune disorders. That's why Cook Children's Immunology team is dedicated to providing excellent, patient-centered care, as well as access to the most up-to-date therapies and leading-edge clinical research for all types of immunologic disorders.
Our team provides a broad range of services including diagnosis, inpatient and outpatient consultations and immune deficiency evaluations.
What is immunology?
The immune system is the body's natural defense against infection, and immunology is the study of the immune system. Our immunology team evaluates, diagnoses and treats children who were born with errors in their immunity system, also known as primary immune deficiency disorders (PIDDs). There are more than 450 of these conditions. These patients are at risk to serious infections and illnesses. Some of these conditions can run in families and be passed from generation to generation.
As a patient of our Immunology program, your child will receive an evaluation and treatment by our board-certified doctor in immunology. Our team provides consultation for the management of:
- Primary immune disorders
- Immune dysregulation disorders
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
- Abnormal newborn screen
Meet our immunologist
"It's exciting to be able to create an amazing program that will fill a definite void. Problems with the immune systems are really, very rare, and unless someone thinks about them or considers them as a possible diagnosis, they are missed. This clinic is an incredible opportunity for earlier diagnosis, which will lead to quicker intervention and treatment."
– Dr. Natalia Chaimowitz
At Cook Children's, we believe in a family-centered approach to health care. We know that when a child is sick, it affects the whole family. Because families play an important role in a child's recovery and healing, we partner with families to provide the best care possible for kids.
Our team is available to provide information, education and resources to help learn more about your child's condition and treatment plan. In addition to being cared for by our immunology team, we partner with many specialists across our system, including those in:
Consultations and referrals
Appointments and Referrals
If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-303-0600.
Cook Children's has contracts with the following health care insurance companies, and we are committed to growing this list. We want to be sure that every family and child in our community has the coverage they need to get and stay healthy.
Did you know that Cook Children's also offers a health plan that may help you access the care you need? Learn more about Cook Children's Health Plan here.
Confirm and update patient information in your MyCookChildren's patient portal
If your child has an upcoming appointment that requires forms and information to be completed or updated, you can now do so before your appointment, in your MyCookChildren's portal account.
Simply login to your child's MyCookChildren's account, select 'Visits' and then the green 'eCheck-In' icon for your child's upcoming appointment. From there, you can fill out the necessary forms needed. This process from start to finish should take less than 20 minutes and will shorten your time in our office. Please note: the forms and questionnaires are specific to who your appointment is with and what is needed for that type of appointment. Even if you recently updated forms, there may be new items to complete that are specific for this appointment.
Preparing for a visit
Welcome to Cook Children's Immunology program. We are happy that you have entrusted the care of your child to us. As you get started on your journey, we know that things can seem pretty complicated, so you'll find information here that will help keep things a little more simple.
We're here to help
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-303-0600.