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. He studied medicine at Sapienza University of Rome. His training includes a residency program at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. In Dr. Loscialpo's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loscialpo speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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 in Los Alamitos, CA and Cerritos, CA. His areas of expertise consist of sleep study, intensive care, and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chung at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. Dr. Chung studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, 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 an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tamaroff's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Tamaroff focuses on asthma. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Allergy & Asthma Care Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Dr. Tamaroff attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Tamaroff is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dostzada is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dostzada honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kabul Medical University. Dr. Dostzada (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Francisco-Hugh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and eczema. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Francisco-Hugh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Scheier works as a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Scheier is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheier accepts. Dr. Scheier graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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 is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), neonatology, and adolescent medicine. Patients gave Dr. Tejani an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and anemia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His 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 the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tejani is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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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