We found 7 allergist/immunologists who accept Anthem near La Jolla, CA.

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

Dr. Gary Cohen is a specialist in allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He has received distinctions including San Diego Super Doctors; First Class Honors in iology McGill Univ; and the University Scholar McGill Univ. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jaffer's clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Jaffer attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Jaffer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies

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

Dr. Kusum Sharma is an allergy & immunology specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Sharma's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Arthur F Kavanaugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh is an allergy & immunology and adult rheumatology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kavanaugh studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Marc Andrew Riedl, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marc Riedl is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Riedl honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. David H Broide, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Broide is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Broide takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Zuraw is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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.
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