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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi's clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Yarmohammadi's education and training includes medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi is accepting new patients.

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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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simonte takes. Dr. Simonte attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Simonte 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Young is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Young accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee-Wong is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Dr. Howard Menikoff, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Menikoff is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Menikoff is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He 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.