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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 is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Los Alamitos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loscialpo include asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loscialpo graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. His medical residency was performed at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Loscialpo is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Los Alamitos, CA and Cerritos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Chung attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Marc Tamaroff specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Long Beach, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Dr. Tamaroff's areas of expertise include asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada practices general internal medicine in Los Alamitos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. Dr. Dostzada accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended medical school at Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with 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. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh has a special interest in asthma and eczema. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Francisco-Hugh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Scheier specializes in family medicine and practices in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine 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 completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He 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 sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Tejani attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tejani include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. His average rating from his patients is 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 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.