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We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Health Net EPO near Pasadena, CA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
330 S Garfield Avenue; Suite 116
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Wong's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
65 N Madison Avenue; Suite 202
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Farnam is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, CA. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scripps Clinic for residency. Dr. Farnam's clinical interests include asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Farnam (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
207 S Santa Anita Avenue; Suite P-15
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Yu-Luen Hsu is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Hsu's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
301 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 401
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Reyneiro Castro is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Pasadena, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castro accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Castro is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
330 S Garfield Avenue; Suite 116
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Li is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She is affiliated with PIH Health. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Li completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Li (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
94 N Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Ho's specialty is allergy & immunology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Ho speaks Cantonese.

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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.