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 works as an internist in Wilmington, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marc Tamaroff is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Dr. Tamaroff's areas of expertise include asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamaroff honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tamaroff is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba practices family medicine in Carson, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekejiuba include 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. She has an open panel. Dr. Ekejiuba attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She is conversant in 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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, neonatologist, and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Tejani a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tejani is professionally 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.
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