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We found 96 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8733 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Aggarwal honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tachdjian's areas of expertise consist of asthma, headache, and chronic pain. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tachdjian attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.

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All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Chronic Pain, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Khadavi is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patients gave Dr. Khadavi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khadavi include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khadavi's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khadavi is conversant in Persian.

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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 practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, osteoporosis, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Nudelman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nudelman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nudelman takes. Dr. Nudelman welcomes new patients.

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Burbank, CA and Pasadena, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and asthma. Dr. Kong is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Southampton School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Anti-Aging, General Care, 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 works as a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Melamed's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Melamed attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. His hospital/clinic 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. Marine Demirjian, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marine Demirjian, who practices in Glendale, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demirjian has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demirjian accepts. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Demirjian's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Demirjian'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 is an adult pulmonologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Simons is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Simons attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gary Gibbon specializes in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gibbon average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibbon include asthma. Dr. Gibbon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gibbon has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. John Andrews works as a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Andrews is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

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

Dr. Philip Bretsky is a general internist in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, infections, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bretsky attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Susannah M Ehret, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
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Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Susannah Ehret's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ehret completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rahul Grover's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Grover's education and training includes medical school at Armed Forces Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Grover is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grover accepts. Dr. Grover (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Uyeki's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Uyeki speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Markovitz include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Markovitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Markovitz attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Markovitz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Alan Szeftel is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, asthma, and allergies. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeftel honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Szeftel is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Anti-Aging, Allergies, 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.