We found 20 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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Davidson's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Dean Chiang practices allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Patients gave Dr. Chiang an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiang's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Chiang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chiang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiang's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chiang welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Migraine, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #730
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Ashida is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Ashida has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ashida completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ashida (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ashida is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Howard Savitt sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Savitt attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Savitt an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savitt takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Savitt is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Edgardo Osea is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, General ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joyce Schoettler is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Torrance, CA and El Segundo, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoettler has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Schoettler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Abraham Golbari works as an internist in Gardena, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Golbari at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golbari honors. Dr. Golbari graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Golbari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Massage, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick accepts. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gorlick performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Janet Lee's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emily Curran's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran takes. Dr. Curran is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Homan Siman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wilmington, CA. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Massage, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane U Ekejiuba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Ekejiuba's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She is conversant in Nigerian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel specializes in family medicine and practices in Lomita, CA. Dr. Raikhel has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raikhel include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raikhel studied medicine at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lydia Talaat Karaman, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Elias is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include obesity, migraine, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Elias studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She trained at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.