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We found 7 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Pu-Jin Po-Jin Cheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 112
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Paul Cheng is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Fremont, CA and San Leandro, CA. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Cheng's education and training includes medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 112
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Jain works as an allergist and immunologist. Dr. Jain is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
20400 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #304
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Malik Baz is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Baz has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Overlook Hospital, Dr. Baz attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Baz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dionisio Anthony Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20100 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 2
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Dionisio Fernandes is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Fernandes honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. After attending B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Fernandes completed his residency training at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Fernandes (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese.

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Dr. Praveen Buddiga, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
20100 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 2
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Praveen Buddiga practices allergy & immunology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Buddiga attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Buddiga (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buddiga's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
27171 Calaroga Avenue; Suite 2
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Brian Lipson is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Lipson is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Allergy Asthma & Sinus Centers of Silicon Valley Inc.; 20400 Lake Chabot Road Suite 304
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lien is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Castro Valley, CA and Fremont, CA. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Lien graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.