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We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Health Net PPO near San Ramon, CA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
2305 Camino Ramon; #225
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lodewick sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Berkeley, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lodewick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lodewick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Barbara Irene Karpel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
2305 Camino Ramon; #225
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Karpel is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and San Ramon, CA. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Karpel's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karpel accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Karpel is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shilpi Anand, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2305 Camino Ramon; #225
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Shilpi Anand is an allergist/immunologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Dr. Anand is affiliated with John Muir Physician Network. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anand accepts. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Norton Cowan, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
2324 Santa Rosa Road; Suite 2
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cowan is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cowan attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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.