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We found 23 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Sally B Belcove, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Sally Frankl's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Frankl's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Frankl a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 340
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Shahram Jacobs is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. Dr. Jacobs is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alan Omid Khadavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 140
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Alan Khadavi practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Khadavi attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khadavi has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khadavi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khadavi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ballin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Dr. Rhodora Estacio Kim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18460 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Rhodora Kim is a Northridge, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Kim is conversant in Filipino.

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All Interests: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Mojdeh Zafaranchi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22110 Roscoe Boulevard; 303
Canoga Park, CA
 

Dr. Mojdeh Zafaranchi practices general pediatrics in Canoga Park, CA and West Hills, CA. Dr. Zafaranchi obtained her medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and performed her residency at Shands HealthCare and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zafaranchi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Zafaranchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite 402
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robin Gingold's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Gingold attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include migraine, asthma, and allergies. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gingold takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18356 Clark Street; Suite 101
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Safvati sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Safvati's areas of expertise consist of diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Safvati attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. Dr. Safvati (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, General Care, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17777 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 209
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Borovsky's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Borovsky trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Borovsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Pejman Salimpour, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15477 Ventura Boulevard, 3rd Floor; 6618 Van Nuys, Van Nuys
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Pejman Salimpour's medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Salimpour's clinical interests: obesity, asthma, and weight management. Patient ratings for Dr. Salimpour average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salimpour has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Salimpour (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Salimpour is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

Dr. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani is an adult cardiologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Emrani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is an adult nephrology specialist in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebross include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin Shlomy Arasheben, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18607 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Armin Arasheben's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, Dr. Arasheben attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasheben accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Arasheben welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 218
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Galpin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galpin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Galpin has an open panel.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
15243 Van Owen Street; #403
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bloom's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Bloom's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bloom's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Minneapolis VA Health Care System's residency program.

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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.