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

Dr. Kevin Saman Farnam, MD
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. His areas of clinical interest consist of chronic sinusitis, contact dermatitis, and asthma. Dr. Farnam is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farnam accepts. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Farnam's medical residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Farnam (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Chronic Sinusitis, Contact Dermatitis, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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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. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Reyneiro Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
301 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 401
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Reyneiro Castro works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Castro is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Castro completed a residency program at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Castro is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

Dr. Yu-Luen Hsu specializes in allergy & immunology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hsu studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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

Dr. Marilyn Li's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li takes. Dr. Li (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Li is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Frederick Ho, who practices in Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Ho is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.