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 allergist and immunologist in Fremont, CA and San Leandro, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Cheng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cheng trained at Duke University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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

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

Dr. Sanjeev Jain works as an adult allergist and immunologist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Jain accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Jain obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency 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.

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

Dr. Malik Baz works as an allergist/immunologist in Madera, CA, Hanford, CA, and Fresno, CA. He attended King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Baz's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Baz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Baz has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandes average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandes honors. Dr. Fernandes is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Fernandes trained at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Fernandes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Fernandes is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Buddiga attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Buddiga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Buddiga is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Lipson specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Rewood City, CA, Hayward, CA, and Redwood City, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lipson has an open panel. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lipson speaks Hebrew.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices 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. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lien completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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