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We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Shield 65 Plus near Mission Viejo, CA.

Dr. William Ezial Berger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. William Berger's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Berger an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Berger speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
25401 Cabot Road; Suite 101
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Warner Westover Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr is an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Carr's clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Carr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Mark Steven Sugar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sugar practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sugar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Sugar performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sugar (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Dr. Christina Danell Schwindt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Critical Care, Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Schwindt's areas of specialization are pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Irvine, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and San Clemente, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Schwindt is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Schwindt attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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.