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We found 33 immunologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 20th Street; Suite 380
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, headache, and chronic pain. Dr. Tachdjian's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Tachdjian performed his residency 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

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

Dr. Saraleen Benouni practices allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Benouni accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Benouni attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Benouni has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Marine Demirjian, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marine Demirjian's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Demirjian is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Demirjian's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Demirjian's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Gary Gibbon sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Gibbon's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gibbon takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Szeftel's areas of specialization are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Dr. Szeftel has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Szeftel is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Szeftel has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Anti-Aging, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Lee Sheinkopf's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Sheinkopf graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has a special interest in asthma and allergies. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Sheinkopf has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sheinkopf is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Melinda Braskett is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Braskett is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Braskett attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Braskett include: Southern California Super Doctors; Super Doctors identifies doctors who have; and attained peer recognition and professional.

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

Dr. Gilbert Kuhn's areas of specialization are adult critical care, adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kuhn attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in asthma, general care, and allergies. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kuhn's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Maria Ines Garcia-Lloret, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Garcia-Lloret takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia-Lloret include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia-Lloret (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Dr. Ronald M Ferdman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Ferdman is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferdman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Samantha Ruthe Gendelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1245 16th Street; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Samantha Gendelman is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She works in Santa Monica, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Gendelman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Dr. Peck Yeow Ong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peck Ong is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Ong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ong has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

Dr. Rita Kachru's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Kachru attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kachru has received professional recognition including the following: Food Allergy Research Education Clinical Care Network Grant. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Bernard Geller's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Geller has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include asthma, headache, and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Geller has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Geller is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Robert Lloyd Roberts, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 12-441 Mdcc
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Roberts works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts honors. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Erina May Lin, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adolescent Medicine
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Erina Lin works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adolescent medicine specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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.