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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ferdman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 pediatric pulmonologist. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Margetis has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Margetis speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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's medical specialty is 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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Marseille trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is 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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist and pulmonologist. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Barbers completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Tri-Beta Honor Society, Loyola College Chapter, Baltimore, MD; and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baydur honors. Dr. Baydur studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. Dr. Solymanijam accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solymanijam is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Solymanijam (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Solymanijam welcomes 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 is a specialist in emergency medicine. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Mody is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mody speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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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