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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Los Angeles, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Ferdman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His distinctions 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Margetis is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She 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 professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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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 works as a pediatrician in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Marseille is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Marseille attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Marseille has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Richard G 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Barbers's areas of expertise include lung transplant, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Barbers is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baydur trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Solymanijam's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solymanijam takes. Dr. Solymanijam has an open panel. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 practices emergency medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Mody trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mody 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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