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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcus include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcus is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Marcus speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Nassef (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nassef include 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. Dr. Nassef is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Nassef's distinctions include: Staten Island Borough President Award for community service; Schering Young Investigator Award; and Valentine Mott Medal, New York University School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dorothy Chau is an allergist/immunologist. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chau is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. She takes POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Chau attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Yalamanchi Rao's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Rao is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Cigna, and Aetna. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur University, and Guntur Medical College. Dr. Rao has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Immunology
3993 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Raffaela Russo specializes in immunology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Russo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu takes. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and Staten Island University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Seetharaman Adimoolam is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Adimoolam takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Adimoolam attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Adimoolam (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.

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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.