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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Berger at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Berger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berger include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include 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
25401 Cabot Road; Suite 101
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Liao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology in Mission Viejo, CA, Irvine, CA, and San Clemente, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carr include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr's practice is open to 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 sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA and San Clemente, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sugar's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sugar welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sugar (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwindt honors. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). 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 accepting new patients.

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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.