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We found 7 immunologists who accept Oxford Health Plans near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Dorothy Chau, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1887 Richmond Avenue; Suite V
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Dorothy Chau is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chau average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chau is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. She honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Chau studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Dr. Michael G Marcus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
1491 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Michael Marcus specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and pediatric pulmonology and practices in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Marcus has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Marcus trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Marcus has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

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Dr. Mervat Nassef, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2026 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Mervat Nassef is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Nassef's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nassef accepts. Dr. Nassef is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Staten Island Borough President Award for community service; Schering Young Investigator Award; and Valentine Mott Medal, New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Nassef (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
896 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Yalamanchi Rao's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur University, and Guntur Medical College. Dr. Rao honors Child Health Plus, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Immunology
3993 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Raffaela Russo is a specialist in immunology. Dr. Russo accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
896 Targee Street; Floor 1
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Shuyung Wu is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Wu accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
1756 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Seetharaman Adimoolam is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave Dr. Adimoolam an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Adimoolam (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Adimoolam is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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What is Immunology?

Immunology is the study and treatment of the immune system. This system is a complex arrangement that protects the body from foreign material and disease. If cells, viruses, or bacteria get past your skin and into your body where they can cause damage, the immune system works to find and destroy them.

If your immune system does not work effectively due to a disorder or infection, you may be treated by a clinical immunologist. Immunologists work to keep immune systems functioning as well as possible and to keep patients with weakened immune systems healthy. Some of the conditions an immunologist might treat include:
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Organ transplants, where the immune system must be suppressed to prevent infection
  • Primary immunodeficiencies, a number of rare disorders that make patients unusually susceptible to infections

The field of immunology has a great deal of overlap with other specialties that deal with the immune system. Specialists in immunology may, for example, treat patients with allergies or autoimmune disorders and vice-versa. The specialties related to clinical immunology are rheumatology, allergy-immunology, and infectious disease:
  • If the immune system is overreacting and attacking one’s own body instead of foreign material, the result can be inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Some diseases caused by an overactive immune system include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Overactive immune disorders are most often treated by a rheumatologist.
  • If the immune system is misfiring and reacting to harmless material, the result is allergies or asthma. Sometimes these immune responses are so extreme that they can be life-threatening. Severe allergies can be treated by an allergist-immunologist.
  • Sometimes infections overwhelm the immune system. A physician who studies how the immune system responds to infection and how infections spread is called an infectious disease specialist. Infectious disease specialists may treat such serious illnesses as MRSA, lyme disease, or tuberculosis. Of all the immunology-related specialties, there is the most overlap between infectious disease management and clinical immunology because patients with weakened immune systems are more likely to catch diseases.

Immunologists treat and protect your body’s own defense system so that you can stay as healthy as possible.