We found 39 providers with an interest in asthma near Tustin, CA.

Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
705 W La Veta Avenue; #101
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is an allergy & immunology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include asthma and food allergy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy takes. Dr. Levy attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levy trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way; #105b
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kazemi's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Kazemi attended medical school at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kazemi's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Paul Anthony Genser, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Paul Genser is a general pediatrician in Tustin, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Genser's clinical interests: obesity, infections, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Genser is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Acne, Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Skin Issues, Sports Injuries, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Joy Rosin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Rosin is a Tustin, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Rosin speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in warts, newborn care, and acne. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Rosin's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Warts, Acne, Rashes, Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cho speaks Korean. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In Dr. Chopra's practice, she is particularly interested in adolescent issues and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Cara Bailey Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1920 E Katella Avenue; Suite M
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Cara Ruiz practices general pediatrics in Orange, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ruiz is especially interested in asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He studied medicine at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn's training includes residency programs at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Chronic Cough, Borderline Personality Disorder, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. James Peter Morley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. James Morley is a Tustin, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include asthma, eating disorders, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Morley attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Morley completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Orange County Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1101 E. Bryan Avenue; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Liao attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Steven B Leven, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
101 The City Drive; South City Tower, Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Leven's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leven accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Leven has received professional recognition including the following: Munzer Family Award for Teaching and Research - Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach; Physician Champion Award - Volunteer Hospitals of America; and Physician of the Year - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Leven's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Lawrence Winkelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2212 E. Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. John Winkelman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Winkelman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winkelman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Mole Removal, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care, Wart ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Samimi Samimi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Field's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Field's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Orange, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Yuengsrigul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Thai. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Margaret Mary De Sa, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1125 E 17th Street; Suite N-351
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Desa's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She graduated from Goa Medical College and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Desa has a special interest in asthma and eczema. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desa (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma

Dr. Stanley Paul Galant, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1201 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 501
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Galant's specialty is allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and education. Dr. Galant takes Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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All Interests: Education, Asthma

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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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