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We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept PacifiCare PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Alexander Eugene Loscialpo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 201
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Loscialpo's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Loscialpo's clinical interests encompass asthma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, he completed his residency training at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He speaks Italian. Dr. Loscialpo is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

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

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3791 Katella Avenue; #103
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Chung is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Chung's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghulam Yahya Dostzada, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3771 Katella Avenue; #300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada is an internist. Dr. Dostzada has a special interest in diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dostzada honors. He is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Dostzada's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Arlene A Francisco-Hugh, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3650 E. South Street; Suite 204
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Arlene Francisco-Hugh specializes in general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma and eczema. Dr. Francisco-Hugh's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

Dr. Mark Scheier, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9526 Palermo Way
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Mark Scheier's specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheier include diabetes and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Scheier speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Nasir Huseinali Tejani, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 203
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nasir Tejani is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tejani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. Dr. Tejani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tejani honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis, Newborn Care, Anemia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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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.