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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 a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and food allergy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Levy performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Levy has received 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 a medical specialist in adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He studied medicine at King George Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University for his residency. Dr. Gupta's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Gupta is 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. Dr. Berger's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berger include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Berger 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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Chun is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. 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. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carr's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 practices pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Schwindt accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schwindt's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Sokol is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sokol accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of 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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Irvine, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Yu is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Loula Amin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Amin attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. She honors 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.