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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tandon include asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Kazemi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazemi include asthma and allergies. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Steven Barry Leven, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Leven is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Leven takes 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in adolescent issues and asthma. Dr. Chopra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Chopra'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: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn practices pediatric pulmonology in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. In addition to English, Dr. Tirakitsoontorn speaks Thai.

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

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liao include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Liao is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

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 clinical interests include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Winkelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkelman accepts. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Winkelman speaks Spanish. He 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. 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. Dr. Yuengsrigul's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yuengsrigul has received the distinction of Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai.

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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 specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Field is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Field is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He 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. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 pediatrician in Tustin, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Hoang (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Hoang's clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Hoang is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basu include common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Basu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Her areas of expertise include newborn care, infections, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Tran average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Tran performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Tran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Le's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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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