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We found 4 immunologists who accept Health Net HSP near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Bruce M Prenner, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2655 Camino Del Rio N.; Suite 120
San Diego, CA

Dr. Bruce Prenner is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Prenner is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Prenner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Bernard Andrew Feigenbaum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 120
San Diego, CA

Dr. Bernard Feigenbaum's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Feigenbaum is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Feigenbaum is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2655 Camino Del Rio N.; Suite 120
San Diego, CA

Dr. Jennifer Pendleton works as an allergist/immunologist in San Diego, CA. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pendleton accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Dr. Pendleton attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Western Reserve Care System.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 5
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Clara Toro's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She honors Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. Dr. Toro studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.