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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 is an allergist/immunologist in New York, NY. Dr. Yarmohammadi has indicated that Dr. Yarmohammadi's clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yarmohammadi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Steven Simonte's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Simonte is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Simonte honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and 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: 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Young honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Young speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Lee-Wong 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
 

Dr. Howard Menikoff's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Menikoff's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) speaks 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.