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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Yarmohammadi include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Yarmohammadi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is professionally 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Simonte attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Simonte is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
10 Union Square East; Suite 3f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mary Lee-Wong is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Lee-Wong is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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. Dr. Lee-Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Young sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is conversant in Spanish. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Young attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Howard Menikoff practices allergy & immunology in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Menikoff is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Menikoff graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is 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.
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