We found 4 allergist/immunologists who accept Blue Shield near San Clemente, CA.

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Dr. William Ezial Berger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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. Mark Steven Sugar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, 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 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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