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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
One Gustave Levy Place; Box 1089
New York, NY

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi is an allergist/immunologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Yarmohammadi include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi is rated highly by Dr. Yarmohammadi's patients. Dr. Yarmohammadi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Yarmohammadi attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For Dr. Yarmohammadi's professional training, Dr. Yarmohammadi completed residency programs at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks 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

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

Dr. Steven Simonte's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Simonte graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Simonte's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stuart Young is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Young's medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Young speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Howard Menikoff's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Menikoff studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Menikoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Menikoff is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

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

Dr. Mary Lee-Wong's specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee-Wong at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee-Wong accepts. She studied medicine at 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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