We found 18 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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson include asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Dr. Singer is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #730
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Ashida is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She is rated highly by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Ashida is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ashida studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ashida completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ashida (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Japanese, and French.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
3440 Lomita Blvd. 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang practices allergy & immunology and adult allergy in Torrance, CA. In Dr. Chiang's practice, Dr. Chiang is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chiang at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiang performed Dr. Chiang's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 735
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Howard Savitt specializes in general pediatrics. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Savitt focuses on asthma and allergies. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Savitt speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Savitt welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Joyce Schoettler is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Schoettler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Golbari's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Golbari's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Golbari attended medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Emily Curran specializes in general pediatrics. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Curran is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pitchaya Chitamitara's specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Chitamitara focuses on asthma. Dr. Chitamitara takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Chitamitara has an open panel.

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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 practices general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Vakil focuses on obesity, asthma, and weight management. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Vakil attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vakil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Vakil welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

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

Dr. Marian Iskander's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, asthma, and allergies. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Iskander is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Iskander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Dr. Marjan Sadeghpanahi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
501 E. Hardy Street; #205
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Marjan Saba's area of specialization is family medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her clinical interests include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. Dr. Saba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Saba's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung works as a family practitioner. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Lydia Talaat Karaman, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Elias is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Torrance, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, migraine, and asthma. Dr. Elias's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Elias honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For her residency, Dr. Elias trained at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

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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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