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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Tachdjian an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, headache, and chronic pain. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and 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) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Benouni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Benouni is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benouni has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In her practice, Dr. Demirjian focuses on asthma and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Demirjian is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demirjian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Demirjian's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Her professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Demirjian welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. He practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Gibbon has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Gibbon focuses on asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibbon graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Santa Monica, CA. 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. These areas are among Dr. Szeftel's clinical interests: anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Szeftel has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He 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 allergy & immunology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheinkopf include asthma and allergies. Dr. Sheinkopf is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing her residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Sheinkopf attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheinkopf honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheinkopf's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Braskett's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Braskett has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Super Doctors identifies doctors who have; and attained peer recognition and professional. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include asthma, general care, and allergies. Dr. Kuhn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Kuhn's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and 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.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Garcia-Lloret honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Garcia-Lloret attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Lloret (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ferdman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed 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. He is 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 an allergy & immunology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, asthma, and angioedema. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gendelman attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Gendelman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Rita Kachru is an allergy & immunology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kachru's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kachru has received the following distinction: Food Allergy Research Education Clinical Care Network Grant.

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

Dr. Bernard Geller practices pediatric allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma, headache, and allergies. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Geller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Geller has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on HIV/AIDS. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Roberts attended Emory University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roberts include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. Dr. Lin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Church is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Children's National Medical Center's residency program. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Church has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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.