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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Workers' Compensation near Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Marie Therese Pean, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
18411 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marie-Therese Pean is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Pean has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pean graduated from Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University. Her residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose Veins, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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. 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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All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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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 in Van Nuys, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloom include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bloom is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.