We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield HMO near New York, NY.

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Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi, MPH, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
150 Broadway; Suite 1015
New York, NY

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi works in New York, NY. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average rating from Dr. Yarmohammadi's patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yarmohammadi include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yarmohammadi accepts. Dr. Yarmohammadi is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Yarmohammadi's medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Yarmohammadi's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yarmohammadi's office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
305 Broadway; Suite 525
New York, NY

Dr. Steven Simonte practices pediatric allergy & immunology in New York, NY. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In his practice, Dr. Simonte focuses on hay fever (allergic rhinitis), food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simonte is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay Fever

Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
10 Union Square East; Suite 3f
New York, NY

Dr. Mary Lee-Wong sees patients in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Lee-Wong attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee-Wong average 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Lee-Wong welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 1d
New York, NY

Dr. Stuart Young's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Young performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Howard Menikoff's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Menikoff is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menikoff accepts.

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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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