We found 32 immunologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Monica, CA.

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 20th Street; Suite 380
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Tachdjian is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in asthma, headache, and chronic pain. Dr. Tachdjian is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tachdjian accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tachdjian's distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Chronic Pain, Asthma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
11500 W. Olympic Boulevard; Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Saraleen Benouni's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Benouni attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Benouni include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Benouni is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marine Demirjian's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Demirjian's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Her professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Demirjian studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; 660w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Gary Gibbon works as a pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gibbon at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gibbon has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11500 W. Olympic Boulevard; Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lee Sheinkopf is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Sheinkopf takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheinkopf's office for an appointment. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Sheinkopf speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; 660w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Alan Szeftel is an allergist/immunologist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Szeftel's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Szeftel attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anti-Aging, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
1301 20th Street; Suite 360
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Kuhn is an adult critical care, adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Kuhn obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include asthma, general care, and allergies. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, General Care, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 20th Street; Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Geller's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, headache, and allergies. Dr. Geller graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geller has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Ferdman sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ferdman has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Church specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Church completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Church accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Church include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peck Ong is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Ong trained at White Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Ong is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Garcia-Lloret honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Lloret (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1245 16th Street; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Samantha Gendelman, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Gendelman's clinical interests include immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Gendelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Angioedema, Asthma, Medication

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Roberts is an allergy & immunology specialist in West Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Roberts attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Roberts has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adolescent Medicine
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Erina Lin's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adolescent medicine; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1245 16th Street; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rita Kachru sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kachru average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kachru has received professional recognition including the following: Food Allergy Research Education Clinical Care Network Grant.

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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.
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