We found 19 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy, who practices in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center. In Dr. Levy's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and food allergy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. 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's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue 252; Dr2kids
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in asthma, complementary or alternative therapy, and allergies. Dr. Tandon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tandon completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Tandon (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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All Interests: Allergies, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, Asthma

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way 105 B
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi is a general pediatrician. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Chopra's areas of clinical interest consist of adolescent issues and asthma. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chopra is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
500 Superior Ave. 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tirakitsoontorn completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. In addition to English, he speaks Thai.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Chronic Cough, Borderline Personality Disorder, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
19582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 314
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. 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. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liao accepts. Dr. Liao has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Steven B Leven, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Leven works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Leven attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Munzer Family Award for Teaching and Research - Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach; Physician Champion Award - Volunteer Hospitals of America; and Physician of the Year - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Winkelman's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Winkelman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Winkelman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Sarah Samimi Samimi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
455 S. Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Field is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Field honors. Dr. Field obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her professional 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: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19582 Beach Blvd. 380
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul sees patients in Orange, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Yuengsrigul attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. She has received the following distinction: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. Dr. Yuengsrigul's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Orange, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Ellis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ellis completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

Dr. Lisa Phuong Hoang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Hoang is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hoang has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and nutrition issues. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Hoang attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Reema Basu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Reema Basu's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Basu's clinical interests: common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Basu attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She speaks Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Immunization, Common Cold, Influenza, Asthma

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

Dr. Taylor Tran is a general pediatrician. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tran's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Hoang Tran Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care
10221 Slater Boulevard; Suite 102
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hoang Le is a critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. He is conversant in Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Le's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer, 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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