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We found 17 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 allergy & immunology specialist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Levy studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy's professional affiliations include 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. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho sees patients in Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cho is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

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

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She obtained her medical school training at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is professionally 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. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue; #252
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon is a pediatrician. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Tandon focuses on asthma, alternative medicine, and allergies. On average, patients gave Dr. Tandon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tandon is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. She is 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. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chopra include adolescent issues and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala, Dr. Chopra performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruiz takes. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Ruiz performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Liao has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Winkelman's clinical interests include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Winkelman graduated from New York Medical College. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Frankel's areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
725 West La Veta Avenue; Suite 100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

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

Dr. Reema Basu specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. These areas are among Dr. Basu's clinical interests: common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Basu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include newborn care, infections, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Tran average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

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

Dr. Hae Young Song specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Yorba Linda, CA and Anaheim, CA. Dr. Song is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and heart problems. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Tsai is 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Parke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Ilocano. Her clinical interests 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. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Brown attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, 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.