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 in Redondo Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC, 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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. 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. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Singer's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Singer's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang's specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Dr. Dean Chiang practices in Torrance, CA. Before performing Dr. Chiang's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chiang attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib works as a general internist. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Muttalib include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Muttalib average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Joyce Schoettler specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Torrance, CA and El Segundo, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoettler's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Schoettler studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes 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 works as a general internist in Gardena, CA. Dr. Golbari's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golbari include diabetes management, massage, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Golbari has an open panel. 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). Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curran include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Curran is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Howard Savitt specializes in general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Savitt's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Savitt attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Pitchaya Chitamitara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Chitamitara focuses on asthma. Dr. Chitamitara accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Chitamitara is conversant in Thai. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ashida's areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ashida attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ashida (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Japanese, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Nirali Vakil is a general pediatrician in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Vakil's clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and weight management. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vakil attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Vakil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Iskander focuses on asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iskander accepts. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Iskander (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Iskander is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Shin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally 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. Marjan Sadeghpanahi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
501 E. Hardy Street; #205
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Marjan Saba works as a family medicine physician in Inglewood, CA. Dr. Saba speaks Persian. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Hubert Sung's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners, LLC. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Sung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting 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 an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. Her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Elias is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Elias attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For her professional training, Dr. Elias completed residency programs at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: 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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