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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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Davidson's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Singer's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer is in-network for 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 affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singer's office for an appointment.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. 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 welcomes new patients.

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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 is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ellyn Ashida is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Ashida has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ashida is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Savitt attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Savitt an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savitt takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Savitt is accepting 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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Torrance, CA and El Segundo, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoettler has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Schoettler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 works as an internist in Gardena, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Golbari at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golbari honors. Dr. Golbari graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Golbari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari is open to 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 works as a pediatrician in San Pedro, CA, Torrance, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Chitamitara focuses on asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chitamitara honors. Dr. Chitamitara speaks Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is open to 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's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran takes. Dr. Curran is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vakil include obesity, asthma, and weight management. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Vakil trained at Jacobi Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Vakil (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Hawthorne, CA. Before performing her residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Iskander attended St. George's University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Iskander's clinical interests: migraine, asthma, and allergies. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Iskander (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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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Dr. Marjan Sadeghpanahi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
501 E. Hardy Street; #205
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Marjan Saba is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saba include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Saba completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is conversant in Persian. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Saba has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lydia Elias is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include obesity, migraine, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Elias studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She trained at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hubert Sung sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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