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We found 8 allergist/immunologists who accept Anthem PPO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Judson R Schoendorf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2600 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Judson Schoendorf is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Schoendorf studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Ly Anh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
824 E. Carson Street 202
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Ly Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Patients gave Dr. Nguyen an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kenneth Tongchul Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
2600 Redondo Avenue; Suite 400
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Kim works as a pediatric immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Long Beach, CA, Cypress, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kim attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Allergy, Asthma & Respiratory Care Medical Center.

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Dr. Terry Weihing Chin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Terry Chin's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2220 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marc Baskin is an allergist/immunologist in Bellflower, CA and Long Beach, CA. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Baskin's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Steven M Meltzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite 209
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Steve Meltzer's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Meltzer is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite 209
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marc Tamaroff practices adult allergy & immunology in Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests include asthma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tamaroff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tamaroff's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2600 Redondo Avenue; Suite 400
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Ho specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Ho is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Howard University College 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.