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's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ferdman's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Ferdman 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Margetis has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Margetis 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 specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Tam is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tam trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tam accepts. He has received the following distinction: 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. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Marseille has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Marseille is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 an adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Barbers attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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. Dr. Barbers's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 an adult pulmonology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Baydur's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Alvan Macauley Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State University, 1962 - 1970. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

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

Dr. Robin Solymanijam is an adult pulmonology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solymanijam at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Solymanijam's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Solymanijam (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Solymanijam is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is emergency medicine. Dr. Mody is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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.
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