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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net HSP near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Ronald M Ferdman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Ferdman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ferdman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Monique F Margetis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 83
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Monique Margetis is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Margetis is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Jonathan S Tam, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 75
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Tam is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Tam attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tam honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Primary Immunodeficiency

Dr. Dana Marie Marseille, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dana Marseille practices general pediatrics in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Marseille is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Marseille takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Richard George Barbers, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
1520 San Pablo Street, Hc Ii 1st Floor; Room 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Barbers is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barbers include lung transplant, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barbers takes. Dr. Barbers's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Tri-Beta Honor Society, Loyola College Chapter, Baltimore, MD; and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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All Interests: Allergies, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Ahmet Baydur, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ahmet Baydur is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Baydur studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baydur trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baydur takes. Dr. Baydur has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Alvan Macauley Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State University, 1962 - 1970.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1200 N State Street; Ird 620
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robin Solymanijam works as a pulmonologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Solymanijam average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solymanijam include sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. Dr. Solymanijam is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Solymanijam honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Solymanijam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Ameer P Mody, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ameer Mody specializes in emergency medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Mody attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mody is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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All Interests: Sedation, Asthma

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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.