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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. Dr. Tachdjian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, headache, and chronic pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tachdjian has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Tachdjian's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Demirjian is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Adventist Health System. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Demirjian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian is accepting new patients.

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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 is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bretsky trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Bretsky's clinical interests: diabetes management, infections, and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bretsky has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
11600 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 218
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Nudelmar is a general internist and nephrologist in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Nudelmar attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nudelmar include osteoporosis, asthma, and women's health issues. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nudelmar is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gary Gibbon is a specialist in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibbon include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibbon accepts. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Gibbon attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gibbon is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Farhad Melamed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Melamed's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Melamed has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Melamed's professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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. Dr. Khadavi's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Khadavi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khadavi has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khadavi's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Steven Simons' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Simons is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Simons is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Simons attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Pejman Shamekh works as an internist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Shamekh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Shamekh completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 in Burbank, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Kong's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, anti-aging, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended the University of Southampton School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - Glendale. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Anti-Aging, General Care, 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, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Norman's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Norman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
8733 Beverly Boulevard; #200
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Grover's specialty is general pediatrics. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Grover completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grover include diarrhea, immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Grover (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Physician Associates IPA - Huntington Memorial and Cedars-Sinai.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N Robertson Boulevard; Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Esther Baik works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baik include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baik is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Baik speaks Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

Dr. Mike Uyeki specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Uyeki's areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uyeki honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Uyeki attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Uyeki is conversant in Japanese.

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

Dr. Gerald Markovitz works as a pulmonologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Markovitz has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Markovitz attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Szeftel is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Szeftel's areas of expertise consist of anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szeftel takes. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Szeftel trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Szeftel is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Anti-Aging, 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.
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