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 sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA, Irvine, CA, and San Clemente, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Berger average 4.0 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. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Berger's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Berger's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. He speaks French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Carr attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr 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 sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA and San Clemente, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sugar has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Dr. Sugar attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sugar (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. 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 open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. She works in Irvine, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and San Clemente, CA. Dr. Schwindt is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Schwindt has an open panel.

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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.
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