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We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield HMO near New York, NY.

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi, MPH, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
One Gustave Levy Place; Box 1089
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital, Dr. Yarmohammadi attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Allergy Testing, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
305 Broadway; Suite 525
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Simonte specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Simonte's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Simonte is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay Fever

Dr. Stuart H Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Young specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in New York, NY. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Young attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mary F Lee-Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
10 Union Square East; Suite 3f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mary Lee-Wong's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lee-Wong's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Menikoff is an allergist/immunologist. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Menikoff has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Menikoff is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.