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We found 20 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. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Davidson's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Torrance, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Singer graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Singer welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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. Dr. Chiang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For Dr. Chiang's professional training, Dr. Chiang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiang include asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang honors. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Edward Buchsbaum's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Buchsbaum's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchsbaum accepts. Dr. Buchsbaum attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Howard Savitt's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Savitt's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Savitt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Savitt is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib obtained his medical school training at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muttalib has an open panel.

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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 expertise include asthma and allergies. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ashida (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Japanese, and French. Dr. Ashida is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Schoettler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoettler accepts. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schoettler has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Schoettler is professionally 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. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. On average, patients gave Dr. Golbari a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Pitchaya Chitamitara practices general pediatrics in San Pedro, CA, Torrance, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. In her practice, Dr. Chitamitara focuses on asthma. Dr. Chitamitara is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Chitamitara trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Thai. Dr. Chitamitara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Dr. Curran attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ehret completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Nirali Vakil's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, asthma, and weight management. Dr. Vakil is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. Dr. Vakil attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vakil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

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

Dr. Marian Iskander sees patients in Hawthorne, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Iskander (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, asthma, and allergies. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Iskander's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iskander's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marjan Saba works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saba include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Saba is conversant in Persian.

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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.