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 specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankl include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Frankl attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ballin graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ballin trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ballin has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shahram Jacobs' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Alan Khadavi specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Persian. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Khadavi is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khadavi trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Khadavi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khadavi honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Victoria Borovsky's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Borovsky obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Borovsky speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rhodora Kim is a pediatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kim has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general pediatrician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zafaranchi's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. For her professional training, Dr. Zafaranchi completed residency programs at Shands HealthCare and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Zafaranchi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
15477 Ventura Boulevard, 3rd Floor; 6618 Van Nuys, Van Nuys
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Pejman Salimpour's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Salimpour is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass obesity, asthma, and weight management. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salimpour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Salimpour (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

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

Dr. Robin Gingold is a pediatrician. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gingold's areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, asthma, and allergies. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gingold is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kamran Safvati's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes management, asthma, and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Safvati is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Safvati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a cardiologist in Tarzana, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Emrani include osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Emrani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011.

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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's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. Dr. Kamrava graduated from The National University of Iran. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamrava average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamrava accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Tarzana, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Liebross speaks Hebrew. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liebross at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Liebross has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Armin Arasheben works as a family medicine practitioner. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Arasheben accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Galpin is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among Dr. Galpin's clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Galpin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Bloom practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloom average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bloom welcomes new patients.

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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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