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

Dr. Maged Aziz Tanios, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3605 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Maged Tanios' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tanios is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tanios trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Homan Siman sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Siman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in 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. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Massage, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba is a Carson, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Nigerian. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Ekejiuba is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Oregel's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.