Dr. William Berger, MD

PediatricsMaleAge 72

Dr. William Berger, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Berger to book an appointment.

Dr. Berger

Allergy & Asthma Associates of So. CAL

15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 100 Irvine, CA 92618
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Berger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Headache
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunization Administration
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Patch Testing
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Vertigo
  • Wheezing

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(949) 364-2900

Dr. Berger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Berger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Berger

3.2

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
53.84615384615385%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
38.46153846153846%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Wait times (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Beyond disappointed with this doctor. Upon entering the room, the first thing he said was 'what do you want me to do?' This was shocking as my daughter was a new patient and we were seeking a specialist in asthma to understand what to do. He was very dismissive during the visit of my clear concern for her treatment and desire to understand the proper care, as we have had conflicting treatment plans for her asthma. At the end of our visit, he indicated she did not have allergies nor asthma, yet recommended putting her on significantly more asthma medicine. AM (2 puffs) PM (2 puffs) and emergency inhaler before her sport daily (2puffs)... this was shocking specifically because it is never recommended to take the emergency inhaler daily, and I already informed him of her heart palpitations another doctor linked to the emergency inhaler overuse. I don't know if there was a racial bias at play or if he just wanted to take advantage of our insurance, but I do not recommend at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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The "Rock Star" of allergists, as another allergist referred to him! I've been a patient for 20 years. His whole office staff are the best. He has always been supportive and understanding. His system with the allergy shots sure helped me. I rarely have any allergic reactions now just have to maintain the asthma. I started with him on some clinical trials. Great success.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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My neurologist had me have allergy testing done in case allergies were contributing to my migraines. I did have allergies. Dr. Berger prescribed 2 nasal sprays. They caused horrible head pain (due to my brain surgery). He wouldn't prescribe oral medication, because he doesn't believe they are effective (or as effective?) So, I'm left with no relief. Then his assistant tells me to get the allergy shots. They tell you it's such a small dose it won't affect you. I had headaches after every shot.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Berger, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1978
National Jewish Health
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1974
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1973
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. William Berger, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Berger frequently treats Allergic Rhinitis, Animal Allergies, and Asthma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Berger treats.

Where is Dr. William Berger, MD's office located?

Dr. Berger's office is located at 15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92618. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Allergy & Asthma Associates of So. CAL

Allergy & Asthma Associates15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 100 Irvine, CA 92618
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Practice

Allergy and Asthma Associates27800 Medical Center Rd Ste 244 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Berger is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)