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We found 21 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Joshua Michael Ian Davidson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
502 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Davidson sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Allan David Singer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Blvd. 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Allan Singer's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Singer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Blvd. 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Chiang's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiang include asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave Dr. Chiang a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiang's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Eye Problems

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muttalib include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muttalib accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ellyn Rachel Ashida, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #730
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Ashida is an allergy & immunology specialist in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ashida's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ashida obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ashida (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Howard Michael Savitt, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 735
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Howard Savitt's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Savitt include asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Savitt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Savitt is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Edward George Buchsbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
390 N. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 1060
El Segundo, CA
 

Dr. Edward Buchsbaum's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Buchsbaum is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Buchsbaum completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Joyce Jeong-Mi Schoettler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
390 N. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 1060
El Segundo, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Schoettler's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schoettler is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoettler's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Schoettler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Schoettler's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari sees patients in Gardena, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. Dr. Golbari is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Golbari completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran works as a pediatrician in Torrance, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, and San Pedro, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Curran trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Curran is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Susannah M Ehret, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8540 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 818
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Susannah Ehret is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehret include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Ehret accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Pitchaya Pam Chitamitara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pitchaya Chitamitara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Thai. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Chitamitara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Chitamitara attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Nirali Vakil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nirali Vakil sees patients in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Vakil completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity, asthma, and weight management. Dr. Vakil honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vakil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

Dr. Kenneth Earl Follmar III, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
 

Dr. Kenneth Follmar's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Follmar's clinical interests include asthma. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Follmar's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Follmar attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4477 W. 118th Street; Suite 301
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. Marian Iskander's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Iskander is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. She has a special interest in migraine, asthma, and allergies. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Iskander (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Iskander has an open panel.

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All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin practices family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shin's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shin is open to new patients. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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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.