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We found 4 immunologists who accept Anthem near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Raymond H Hong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2025 Soquel Avenue; Santa Cruz, California 95062
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Hong is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include seasonal allergies, drug allergy, and angioedema. Dr. Hong is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel C Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Kim's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Vinay Chandra Gowda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Gowda is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Gowda attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gowda takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Gowda has an open panel.

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Dr. Alan B Goldsobel, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3329 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Alan Goldsobel is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldsobel average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldsobel is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency.

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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.