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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Loscialpo is especially interested in asthma. He honors Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Dr. Loscialpo attended Sapienza University of Rome for medical school. He is conversant in Italian.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Chung is a critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Chung is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His areas of expertise consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Marc Tamaroff is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Long Beach, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tamaroff has a special interest in asthma. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Allergy & Asthma Care Center. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tamaroff trained at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamaroff accepts.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dostzada's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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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. Dr. Francisco-Hugh is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and eczema. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Scheier is a family practice physician in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Scheier attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Scheier average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheier is conversant in Spanish.

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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 perinatologist, neonatologist, and adolescent medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tejani include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His medical residency was performed 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.

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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.
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