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

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

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi's areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Yarmohammadi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Simonte is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Simonte attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonte accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Young attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Howard Menikoff is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Menikoff attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menikoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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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 in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee-Wong a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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.
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