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 works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Frankl average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Dr. Frankl attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ballin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shahram Jacobs works as an internist. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include diabetes management, migraine, and holistic approaches. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jacobs at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jacobs welcomes 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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Khadavi's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khadavi is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khadavi welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Victoria Borovsky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Borovsky's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Borovsky speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rhodora Kim specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Kim trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and allergies. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Canoga Park, CA and West Hills, CA. Dr. Zafaranchi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zafaranchi include asthma and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zafaranchi accepts. She attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. 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

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

Dr. Pejman Salimpour is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Salimpour's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, asthma, and weight management. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Salimpour attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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. Dr. Salimpour is accepting 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in West Hills, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Gingold is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gingold welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gingold's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tarzana, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Safvati's clinical interests include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Safvati's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emrani include osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Emrani is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Emrani an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emrani honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. He has an open panel.

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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. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kamrava is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kamrava welcomes 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' specialty is adult nephrology. He speaks Hebrew. These areas are among Dr. Liebross's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Liebross's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Galpin's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. Dr. Galpin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Galpin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galpin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to 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 is a family practice physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Arasheben is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arasheben include menopause, migraine, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Arasheben is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Arasheben is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Isaac Gorbaty, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
18411 Clark Street; 206
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Gorbaty works as an adult nephrologist and geriatrician in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Gorbaty's clinical interests: obesity, anti-aging, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gorbaty is open to new patients. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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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