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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 allergist/immunologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has a special interest in asthma and food allergy. Dr. Levy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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 a specialist in adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. He works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His clinical interests encompass autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gupta honors 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gupta 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) speaks the following languages: 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Berger average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Berger attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He speaks French. Dr. Berger is professionally 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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. 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. Dr. Liao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Buena Park, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Chun is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Carr's clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, 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 area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Friedman performed his residency 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 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 is a specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. Dr. Schwindt takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Sokol practices allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Sokol an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sokol (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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

Dr. Francis Yu sees patients in Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks 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 an allergy & immunology specialist. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Amin is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, 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.