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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in San Leandro, CA and Fremont, CA. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Cheng is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Asthma & Allergy Center. Dr. Cheng's practice is open to 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 is an allergy & immunology specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Baz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Persian, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Fernandes an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Fernandes completed his residency training at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fernandes's office for an appointment.

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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 honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he 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 is professionally affiliated with 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 practices adult allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Lipson attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Lipson is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Lien is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lien honors. Dr. Lien attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Lien 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.