We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Beech Street near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman is an internist. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite 209
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marc Tamaroff specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tamaroff is especially interested in asthma. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamaroff accepts. Before performing his residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Dr. Tamaroff attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Jane U Ekejiuba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 S. Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba sees patients in Carson, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekejiuba is open to new patients. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She speaks Nigerian.

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Dr. Nasir Huseinali Tejani, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine
711 Pepper Tree Lane
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nasir Tejani practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Tejani attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.