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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 medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loscialpo include asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Loscialpo is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome and a graduate of VA Long Beach Healthcare System's residency program. He is conversant in Italian. He 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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Tamaroff is especially interested in asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tamaroff attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tamaroff trained at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Chung has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Chung speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dostzada include diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Dostzada attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and eczema. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Francisco-Hugh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Scheier's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scheier is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Tejani average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Tejani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He 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.