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We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Shield near San Clemente, CA.

Dr. William Ezial Berger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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. Warner Westover Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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 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.