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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received distinctions including Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist and adolescent medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at King George Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Member ASG Study section, NIA, NIH; 2nd APICON 97 Commemorative Oration Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jeffery Modell Foundation, New York.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Berger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Berger has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liao include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Liao is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
15575 Laguna Canyon Road; #210
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Chun specializes in allergy & immunology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chun speaks 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 practices adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Carr's areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Carr attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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. He 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. Christina Danell Schwindt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Critical Care, Allergy & Immunology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Christina Schwindt is a physician who specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Schwindt performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Sokol's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sokol (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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

Dr. Francis Yu's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2011 Westcliff Drive; Suite 7
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Loula Amin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Amin is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.
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