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We found 24 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net HMO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Joshua Michael Ian Davidson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Davidson specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Davidson studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Davidson has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Dean Ting-Yuan Chiang, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 228
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dean Chiang's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Chiang's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chiang at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For Dr. Chiang's residency, Dr. Chiang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma, Eye Problems

Dr. Edward George Buchsbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Edward Buchsbaum specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Torrance, CA and El Segundo, CA. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buchsbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Buchsbaum is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ellyn Rachel Ashida, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #730
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Ashida works as an allergist/immunologist. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Ashida has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ashida (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and French. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Howard Michael Savitt, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
3661 Torrance Blvd. 104; Suite 735
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Howard Savitt works as a general pediatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Savitt's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Savitt completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Savitt average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Savitt is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Osea is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Osea's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Joyce Jeong-Mi Schoettler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Schoettler practices pediatric allergy & immunology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Schoettler is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Schoettler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Schoettler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Schoettler welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari practices general internal medicine in Gardena, CA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golbari's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Golbari attended medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Golbari's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari has an open panel.

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Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Gorlick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Janet Bong Lee, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Blvd 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
21311 Madrona Avenue; Suite 100-b
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran practices general pediatrics. Dr. Curran has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Katie Lynn Marks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
20911 Earl Street; Suite 301
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Katie Marks is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in El Segundo, CA and Torrance, CA. In her practice, Dr. Marks focuses on immunotherapy and asthma. Dr. Marks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Marks is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program.

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All Interests: Immunotherapy, Asthma

Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 N Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Siman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth Earl Follmar III, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
 

Dr. Kenneth Follmar's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Follmar's areas of expertise include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Follmar honors. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Follmar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Tehmina Asif Khan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
855 Manhattan Beach Bl 201; Suite 201
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tehmina Khan's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Khan's practice 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.