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We found 6 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. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. He studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng's medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Malik Muhammad M Nasir Baz Baz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
20400 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #304
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Malik Baz practices allergy & immunology in Madera, CA, Hanford, CA, and Fresno, CA. Patients gave Dr. Baz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Baz welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at King Edward Medical University and residency at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Baz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi.

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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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Castro Valley, CA and Fresno, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandes honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Fernandes attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Fernandes (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. Dr. Fernandes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He 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 physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Buddiga completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Buddiga (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Buddiga's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Central Valley Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Lipson is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lipson speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. His practice 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's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lien's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.