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We found 32 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tachdjian at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tachdjian include asthma, headache, and chronic pain. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 in Los Angeles, CA and Tarzana, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Benouni include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Benouni is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Demirjian is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Demirjian has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 specializes in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Gibbon's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gibbon has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gibbon has an open panel.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist in Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Szeftel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeftel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Szeftel has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist in Los Angeles, CA and Tarzana, CA. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sheinkopf has a special interest in asthma and allergies. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sheinkopf include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Sheinkopf is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Sheinkopf is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult allergy & immunology, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kuhn's training includes residency programs at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, general care, and allergies. Dr. Kuhn has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, General Care, Asthma

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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ferdman has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Ferdman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Ong's medical residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ong is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

Dr. Bernard Geller is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma, headache, and allergies. Dr. Geller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geller graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Allergies, Sinus Problems, 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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Church completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Church average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Church accepts 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 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia-Lloret takes. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Lloret (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Garcia-Lloret is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology in Santa Monica, CA. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. Dr. Gendelman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Gendelman attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gendelman has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael Roberts is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Roberts attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Dr. Erina May Lin, MS, MD
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. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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

Dr. Rita Kachru is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kachru at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Kachru trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Kachru has received the following distinction: Food Allergy Research Education Clinical Care Network Grant. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.