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We found 98 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 20th Street; Suite 380
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tachdjian at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tachdjian include asthma, headache, and chronic pain. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Chronic Pain, Asthma

Dr. Marine Demirjian, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marine Demirjian's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Demirjian is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Demirjian has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Ronald Keut Nudelmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
11600 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 218
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Nudelman's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Nudelman is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include migraine, osteoporosis, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nudelman trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Headache, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Kok-Hong Kong, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3808 W. Riverside Drive; Suite 406
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Gary Kong is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kong include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and asthma. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southampton School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Anti-Aging, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Alan Omid Khadavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9001 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Alan Khadavi practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Khadavi attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khadavi has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khadavi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khadavi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Philip Michael Bretsky, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 20th Street; Suite 230
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Philip Bretsky specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bretsky include diabetes management, infections, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bretsky speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Headache, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Travel Vaccines, Infections, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gary Gibbon specializes in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Gibbon's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gibbon has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gibbon has an open panel.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Daniel Norman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1301 20th Street; Suite 370
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Norman is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and asthma. Dr. Norman studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Norman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Farhad Joseph Melamed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suites 115 and 205
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Melamed is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melamed include obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Melamed's professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Melamed obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Melamed is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melamed takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Warts, Type 1 Diabetes, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Weight Loss, Indigestion, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Grover, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8733 Beverly Boulevard; #200
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Grover is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grover include diarrhea, immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. Dr. Grover is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Grover obtained his medical school training at Armed Forces Medical College and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Grover (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Acne, Sports Physicals, Enuresis, Chronic Cough, Constipation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1070
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mike Uyeki's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uyeki include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Uyeki takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. Dr. Uyeki is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uyeki's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, Diabetes ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
11600 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 512
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Markovitz is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. His clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Markovitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Markovitz is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; 660w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Alan Szeftel is an allergist/immunologist in Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Szeftel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeftel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Szeftel has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Anti-Aging, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Steven Michael Simons, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 214
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Simons sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Simons's areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Simons speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Andrews is an internist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Andrews is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Andrews takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2080 Century Park E; Suite 1207
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Pejman Shamekh works as a general internist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamekh's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Shamekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

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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.