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We found 8 allergist/immunologists who accept Anthem near La Jolla, CA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9833 Pacific Hts Boulevard; Suite J
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Cohen is an allergy & immunology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: San Diego Super Doctors; First Class Honors in iology McGill Univ .; and the University Scholar McGill Univ 1974,1975.. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Bernard Andrew Feigenbaum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9850 Genesse Avenue; Suite 355
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Feigenbaum practices allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feigenbaum takes. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Feigenbaum is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Kusum Sharma, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 112
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kusum Sharma is an allergist/immunologist. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma is accepting new patients. Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Adrian M Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
9850 Genesee Avenue, Scripps Memorial Hospital; Suite 810
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Adrian Jaffer is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and allergy & immunology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffer takes. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Jaffer has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Jaffer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology. Dr. Kavanaugh is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marc Riedl specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Riedl is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Bruce L Zuraw, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Zuraw works as an allergist/immunologist in San Diego, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Zuraw attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Broide's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Broide is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.