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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Ferdman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ferdman include: 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Margetis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Margetis completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Tam is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Marseille accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Marseille has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She 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 practices adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barbers include lung transplant, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Barbers's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barbers include: 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 an adult pulmonologist in Los Angeles, CA. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. His distinctions include: 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 practices adult pulmonology in Los Angeles, CA, Burbank, CA, and Glendale, CA. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Solymanijam attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Solymanijam is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Solymanijam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Solymanijam is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He 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 specialty is emergency medicine. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Mody attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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.