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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 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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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 works as a pediatrician in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tandon include asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Tandon trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kazemi graduated from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for her residency. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Otto Liao is a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Liao include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Liao is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Liao has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Raman Chopra's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chopra's areas of expertise consist of adolescent issues and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Chopra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chopra attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. Dr. Chopra (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Maryum Habib Merchant, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
1665 Scenic Avenue; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Maryum Merchant is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Merchant (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her clinical interests include lung transplant, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Exercise, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and Orange, CA. He is conversant in Thai. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and PIH Health. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn obtained his medical school training at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Chronic Cough, Borderline Personality Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Bruce Fred Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Bloodless ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Yuengsrigul attended Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Thai. Her professional 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

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

Dr. Sarah Field's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Field graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 W La Veta Avenue
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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

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

Dr. Reema Basu's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basu include 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. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Basu's 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. Lisa Phuong Hoang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Hoang works as a general pediatrician in Tustin, CA and Orange, CA. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Hoang attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoang include obesity, asthma, and nutrition issues. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hoang (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She welcomes new patients.

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

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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Leven is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Leven's areas of expertise include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Leven is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (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.