We found 5 immunologists who accept Blue Shield 65 Plus near Mission Viejo, CA.

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Dr. William Ezial Berger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. William Berger is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Berger attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Berger's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger honors. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Berger is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Berger welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
25401 Cabot Road; Suite 101
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Mark Steven Sugar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sugar is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sugar is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sugar trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sugar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Dr. Warner W Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Warner Carr is an adult allergist and immunologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carr honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Carr completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Carr is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Christina D Schwindt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Pediatric Critical Care, Allergy & Immunology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 244
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Schwindt's areas of specialization are pediatric immunology, pediatric critical care, and allergy & immunology. She takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwindt attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. She is accepting 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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