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We found 25 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. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. Dr. Frankl has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frankl is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. Dr. Jacobs's 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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patients gave Dr. Khadavi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khadavi include asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khadavi's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khadavi is conversant in Persian.

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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 general internist and addiction medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rhodora Kim practices general pediatrics in Northridge, CA. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Zafaranchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley. Dr. Zafaranchi attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete her residency at Shands HealthCare and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Robin Hill Gingold, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite 402
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robin Gingold's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gingold's clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Gingold is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gingold's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Safvati attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Areas of expertise for Dr. Safvati include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Safvati is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Safvati (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Safvati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Encino, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Borovsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Borovsky's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Salimpour attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, asthma, and weight management. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Salimpour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Salimpour is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5353 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Popkin is a general internist in Encino, CA. Dr. Popkin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Popkin include menopause, migraine, and depression. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Popkin's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a Reseda, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Janesri Wijayangani De Silva, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
18433 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 106
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Janesri De Silva is a general pediatrician in Mission Hills, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Pasadena, CA. These areas are among Dr. De Silva's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Sinhala. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani's specialty is adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Emrani has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Emrani has an open panel.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

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. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Liebross attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross has an open panel.

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

Dr. Armin Arasheben specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Arasheben's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arasheben accepts. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Arasheben (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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.