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We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross near Anaheim, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
705 W La Veta Avenue; #101
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy practices allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include hereditary angioedema, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received distinctions including Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho practices general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cho's clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Cho studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Cho is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cara Bailey Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1920 East Katella Avenue; Suite M
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Cara Ruiz practices general pediatrics in Orange, CA. She is especially interested in asthma. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ruiz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ruiz studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. John Lawrence Winkelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1201 W La Veta Avenue; 700
Orange, CA
 

Dr. John Winkelman sees patients in Santa Ana, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Winkelman's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Mole Removal, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Wart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruson Frankel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Frankel is a general pediatrician in Orange, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Frankel's residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frankel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
725 West La Veta Avenue; Suite 100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ellis performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Ellis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

Dr. Taylor Tram Tran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Tran's specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Tran highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Constipation, Infections, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Dr. Hae Young Aaron Song, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
500 S. Anaheim Hills Road; Suite 206
Anaheim Hills, CA
 

Dr. Hae Young Song is an allergy & immunology specialist. He has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Song attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is conversant in Croatian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Jerry Frederick Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Tsai specializes in adult hospital medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai accepts. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tsai's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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All Interests: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Christopher Berry, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
751 Weir Canyon; Suite 167
Anaheim Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jason Berry works as a family medicine practitioner in Anaheim, CA. These areas are among Dr. Berry's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Downey Regional Medical Center. Dr. Berry's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Family Planning, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Asthma, Pap Test, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Parke, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
845 W La Veta Avenue; #108
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Parke is an adult pulmonology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parke's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Parke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lourdes O Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 506
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lourdes Brown is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of adolescent issues, asthma, and skin issues. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Ilocano. Her professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Brown has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma

Dr. Roger J Bindra, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
500 S Anaheim Hills Road; Suite 110
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Roger Bindra specializes in adolescent medicine. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Bindra attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bindra's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bindra speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.