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

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

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Tachdjian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, headache, and chronic pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Tachdjian's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests include asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Benouni completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Benouni is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Marine Demirjian is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Demirjian is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Adventist Health System. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Demirjian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibbon include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibbon accepts. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Gibbon attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gibbon is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is open to 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sheinkopf's areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sheinkopf trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Sheinkopf is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Gilbert Kuhn's specialties are adult critical care, adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kuhn's clinical interests encompass asthma, general care, and allergies. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kuhn include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Kuhn is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Geller speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, headache, and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Geller graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Geller average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Szeftel is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Szeftel's areas of expertise consist of anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szeftel takes. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Szeftel trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Szeftel is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Anti-Aging, Asthma

Dr. Joseph August Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Ms 75; Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Church sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Church trained at Children's National Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Garcia-Lloret (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Dr. Garcia-Lloret studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Garcia-Lloret completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Samantha Gendelman is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gendelman attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Gendelman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Asif Rafi practices allergy & immunology in Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rafi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Rafi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Ferdman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Anaphylaxis, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Ewald Richard Stiehm, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 12-441 Mdcc
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ewald Stiehm, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stiehm has indicated that his clinical interests include dermatomyositis and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Stiehm is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, HIV/AIDS

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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ong honors. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ong has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 12-441 Mdcc
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Roberts sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Roberts attended Emory University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roberts include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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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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