We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept PacifiCare HMO near Orange, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
705 W La Veta Avenue; #101
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is an allergist/immunologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His clinical interests include asthma and food allergy. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue; #252
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Tandon attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Tandon is especially interested in asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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All Interests: Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazemi include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cho include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Cho is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chopra's areas of expertise consist of adolescent issues and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Chopra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. For her residency, Dr. Chopra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Cara Bailey Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1920 E Katella Avenue; Suite M
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Cara Ruiz works as a general pediatrician in Orange, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ruiz attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz's areas of expertise include asthma. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ruiz is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 Bryan Avenue; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. John Lawrence Winkelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1201 W La Veta Avenue; 700
Orange, CA
 

Dr. John Winkelman is a pediatrician in Santa Ana, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Winkelman is a graduate of New York Medical College. His clinical interests include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Winkelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Winkelman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Mole Removal, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Wart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruson Frankel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Frankel practices general pediatrics in Orange, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Frankel completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Frankel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Reema Basu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Reema Basu works as a general pediatrician in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basu include common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Basu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Basu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Immunization, Common Cold, Influenza, Asthma

Dr. Taylor Tram Tran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Tran is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Tran is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: newborn care, infections, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Tran studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for residency. Dr. Tran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Constipation, Infections, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
500 S. Anaheim Hills Road; Suite 206
Anaheim Hills, CA
 

Dr. Hae Young Song is an allergy & immunology specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Song's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Song is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Jerry Frederick Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Tsai is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Parke, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
845 W La Veta Avenue; #108
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Parke practices adult pulmonology in Orange, CA. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Parke studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Parke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lourdes O Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 506
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lourdes Brown's specialty is adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include adolescent issues, asthma, and skin issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Ilocano.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma

Dr. Roger J Bindra, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
500 S. Anaheim Hills Road; Suite 110
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Roger Bindra works as an adolescent medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bindra's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Bindra obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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All Interests: 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.
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