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We found 6 allergist/immunologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield HMO near New York, NY.

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi MD, MPH
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
One Gustave Levy Place Box 1089
New York, NY
(212) 679-3499; (212) 659-9261

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi's clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Yarmohammadi graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then Dr. Yarmohammadi performed Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Food Allergy, Subcutaneous Injection, Adult and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
305 Broadway; Suite 525
New York, NY
(212) 924-7908

Dr. Steven Simonte is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonte's areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Simonte has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Sinus & Allergy Treatment, Food Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy Evaluation ... (Read more)

Stuart H Young MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 1D
New York, NY
(212) 826-0815

Dr. Stuart Young sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Young graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Young is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mary F Lee-Wong MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Allergy & Immunology
10 Union Square East; Suite 3F
New York, NY
(212) 420-4013

Dr. Mary Lee-Wong is an allergist/immunologist in New York, NY. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee-Wong accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 473-7892; (718) 338-1313

Dr. Howard Menikoff works as an allergist/immunologist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Menikoff studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Menikoff average 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menikoff accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
31 Washington Square West; 4th floor
New York, NY
(212) 758-4633; (212) 475-8833

Dr. Vahid Rahimian, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Rahimian is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rahimian trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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.