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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and food allergy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Levy performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Levy has received include Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic 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. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way 105 B
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi works as a pediatrician. Dr. Kazemi's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks 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 a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Leven graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Smita Tandon's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tandon graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. Dr. Tandon's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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

Dr. Raman Chopra is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Chopra is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Chopra attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tirakitsoontorn include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn speaks Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He works in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a pediatrician. Dr. Winkelman's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkelman attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Orange, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Yuengsrigul takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University and residency at Rush University Medical Center. 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. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Asthma

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

Dr. Sarah Field practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Orange, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Field trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Hoang sees patients in Tustin, CA and Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Hoang (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoang include obesity, asthma, and nutrition issues. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she 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. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mark Ellis' medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

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

Dr. Reema Basu specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basu include common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Basu attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for her residency. She is conversant in Bengali. Dr. Basu is affiliated with 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. Dr. Tran's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, infections, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Orange County's residency program. Dr. Tran (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine). On average, patients gave Dr. Le a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Le accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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.