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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Siman is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marc Tamaroff is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tamaroff speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tamaroff include asthma. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Dr. Tamaroff has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Ekejiuba's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Ekejiuba speaks Nigerian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a perinatologist, neonatologist, and adolescent medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tejani's areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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.