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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Gilbert Goodman MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 644-3560

Dr. Gilbert Goodman's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Goodman graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Goodman is accepting new patients.

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Donald S Levy MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
(714) 633-9111; (714) 639-7847

Dr. Donald Levy's specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include hereditary angioedema, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Levy obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and 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. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergic rhinitis, Anaphylaxis, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Food and drug allergies, Hay ... (Read more)

Bruce Fred Friedman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 708
Irvine, CA
(714) 549-9330; (949) 753-9330

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Friedman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Sinus Disorders, Bloodless/Transfusion Free Med, Bronchitis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Rhonda Jan Myers MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4902 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 108
Irvine, CA
(949) 552-3121; (714) 633-9111

Dr. Rhonda Myers is an allergist and immunologist in Irvine, CA. In Dr. Myers's practice, she is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myers studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. Dr. Myers (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Myers is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Urticaria (Hives)




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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.