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We found 11 immunologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is an allergy & immunology specialist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Levy's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and food allergy. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. His distinctions include: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sudhir Gupta practices immunology and adolescent medicine in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He is especially interested in autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from King George Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinctions: Member ASG Study section, NIA, NIH; 2nd APICON 97 Commemorative Oration Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jeffery Modell Foundation, New York. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, HIV/AIDS, Autism, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. William Ezial Berger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. William Berger's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Berger an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Berger speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 E Bryan Avenue; #b
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Bruce Fred Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Friedman's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Dalhoon Chun, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
15575 Laguna Canyon Road; #210
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Chun sees patients in Buena Park, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Chun is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Warner Westover Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr is an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Carr's clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Carr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Christina Danell Schwindt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Critical Care, Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Christina Schwindt's areas of specialization are pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Irvine, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and San Clemente, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Schwindt is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Schwindt attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. William Sokol works as an allergist/immunologist in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Sokol is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sokol (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
14150 Culver Drive; Suite 302
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Francis Yu is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. Dr. Yu studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Dr. Loula Amin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2011 Westcliff Drive; Suite 7
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Loula Amin is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Newport Beach, CA. She studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Amin is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She speaks Arabic.

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What is Immunology?

Immunology is the study and treatment of the immune system. This system is a complex arrangement that protects the body from foreign material and disease. If cells, viruses, or bacteria get past your skin and into your body where they can cause damage, the immune system works to find and destroy them.

If your immune system does not work effectively due to a disorder or infection, you may be treated by a clinical immunologist. Immunologists work to keep immune systems functioning as well as possible and to keep patients with weakened immune systems healthy. Some of the conditions an immunologist might treat include:
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Organ transplants, where the immune system must be suppressed to prevent infection
  • Primary immunodeficiencies, a number of rare disorders that make patients unusually susceptible to infections

The field of immunology has a great deal of overlap with other specialties that deal with the immune system. Specialists in immunology may, for example, treat patients with allergies or autoimmune disorders and vice-versa. The specialties related to clinical immunology are rheumatology, allergy-immunology, and infectious disease:
  • If the immune system is overreacting and attacking one’s own body instead of foreign material, the result can be inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Some diseases caused by an overactive immune system include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Overactive immune disorders are most often treated by a rheumatologist.
  • If the immune system is misfiring and reacting to harmless material, the result is allergies or asthma. Sometimes these immune responses are so extreme that they can be life-threatening. Severe allergies can be treated by an allergist-immunologist.
  • Sometimes infections overwhelm the immune system. A physician who studies how the immune system responds to infection and how infections spread is called an infectious disease specialist. Infectious disease specialists may treat such serious illnesses as MRSA, lyme disease, or tuberculosis. Of all the immunology-related specialties, there is the most overlap between infectious disease management and clinical immunology because patients with weakened immune systems are more likely to catch diseases.

Immunologists treat and protect your body’s own defense system so that you can stay as healthy as possible.