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 a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Chau's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chau takes. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Chau's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatric pulmonologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcus include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Marcus has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Nassef performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nassef has received the following distinctions: Staten Island Borough President Award for community service; Schering Young Investigator Award; and Valentine Mott Medal, New York University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nassef (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Nassef 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)

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

Dr. Shuyung Wu works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Dr. Wu studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Yalamanchi Rao practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Cigna, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur University, and Guntur Medical College. Dr. Rao has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rao's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Immunology
3993 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Raffaela Russo is an immunologist in Staten Island, NY. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Russo speaks Spanish.

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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. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adimoolam is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Kings County Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Adimoolam (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Adimoolam's practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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