We found 18 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Medicare near Lake Oswego, OR.

Dr. Jeffrey Martin Bluhm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
19250 Sw 65th Avenue; Suite 135
Tualatin, OR
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bluhm's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Bluhm attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bluhm is affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Ellen Kyte Mayock, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18010 Sw Mcewan Road
Lake Oswego, OR
 

Dr. Ellen Mayock's specialty is general internal medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Mayock is professionally affiliated with Legacy Medical Group - Bridgeport. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Huey J Meeker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18670 Willamette Drive; Suite 101
West Linn, OR
 

Dr. Huey Meeker is an internist. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Meeker a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Meeker offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
19250 Sw 65th Avenue; Suite 135
Tualatin, OR
 

Dr. Gregory Flick's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Portland, OR and Tualatin, OR. Dr. Flick offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Flick is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. David Edwin Bilstrom, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
9370 Sw Greenburg Road; Suite A
Portland, OR
 

Dr. David Bilstrom is a pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology specialist in Portland, OR and The Dalles, OR. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Bilstrom is affiliated with Allergy Immunology Clinic, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bilstrom is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Alan Freund Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd Uhn-67
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Alan Barker is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include lung problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
19250 Sw 65th Avenue; Suite 135
Tualatin, OR
 

Dr. Carl Riddick is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and asthma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Riddick graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Riddick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Riddick is affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Kristina Elizabeth Harp, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17704 Jean Way; Suite 105
Lake Oswego, OR
 

Dr. Kristina Harp sees patients in Lake Oswego, OR and Tualatin, OR. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Dr. Harp honors Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Harp trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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All Interests: Migraine, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Kuo Casey Chang, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
19300 S.w. 65th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
 

Dr. Kuo Chang's medical specialty is pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center and Tuality Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Brian Jones specializes in general internal medicine. He has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2400 Sw Vermont Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Donald Valerio practices general internal medicine. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Valerio a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Valerio offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Dr. Laurel Brooke Witt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4411 Sw Vermont
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Laurel Witt's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Witt attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Her clinical interests include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Witt (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and The University of Kansas Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Russell Peter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6640 Sw Redwood Lane
Portland, OR
 

Dr. David Peter is a family practice physician in Portland, OR, Canby, OR, and Tualatin, OR. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Peter completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Peter is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Allergies, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Arthritis, Cancer, Aging, Asthma

Dr. Karl Nicholas Kaluza, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
412 "a" Avenue; Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR
 

Dr. Karl Kaluza is a physician who specializes in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Kaluza's areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), osteopathic manipulation, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kaluza attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Eastmoreland Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

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Dr. Donald Richard Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Donald Sullivan's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include cancer and lung problems. Dr. Sullivan honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Joyce Margaret Berney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19300 S.w. 65th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
 

Dr. Joyce Berney's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Berney has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), asthma, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Berney completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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All Interests: High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, 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.