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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy takes. Dr. Levy attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is 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 practices adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His clinical interests encompass autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. He accepts Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University for residency. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berger is an in-network provider 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). Dr. Berger's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Berger is open to 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 medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Carr average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Carr attended the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is 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 specializes in pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology and practices in Irvine, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and San Clemente, CA. She is 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 is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Sokol is an allergy & immunology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol graduated from 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 practices allergy & immunology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Loula Amin is an allergist/immunologist. She is conversant in Arabic. She is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Amin accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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