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We found 14 providers with an interest in asthma near Spanaway, WA.

Dr. Lawrence Jen Hsing Hsing Tsai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9505 S Steele Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Lawrence Tsai specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cyst removal. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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Dr. Pierre Andre Baruis Dalumpines, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E
Puyallup, WA
 

Dr. Pierre Dalumpines is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dalumpines's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and acne. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Dalumpines trained at Akron General Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dalumpines's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jordan Villanueva Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11307 Bridgeport Way Sw; Suite 200
Lakewood, WA
 

Dr. Jordan Espiritu works as a family medicine practitioner in Lakewood, WA and Spokane, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Espiritu include chronic sinusitis, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Espiritu attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Dr. Linh Ngoc Vu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
144 169th Street S.
Spanaway, WA
 

Dr. Linh Vu is a Spanaway, WA physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vu include diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Vu accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Vu speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Geoffrey Owen McNicoll, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E; Suite 100
Puyallup, WA
 

Dr. Geoffrey McNicoll is a family practitioner. Dr. McNicoll's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors Medicare insurance. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Maine Medical Center. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E; Suite 100
Puyallup, WA
 

Ms. Anna Worden-Davis' specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Ms. Worden-Davis is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She honors Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Urooj Bakht Nadeem Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11225 Pacific Avenue S
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Urooj Jaffer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jaffer is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Jaffer's residency was performed at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Jaffer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Leila Richelle Hepp
Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E; Suite 120
Puyallup, WA
 

Ms. Leila Hepp works as a family practice physician. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and acne. Ms. Hepp accepts Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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Dr. Vanson Reyes Libre, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11307 Bridgeport Way Sw; Suite 200
Lakewood, WA
 

Dr. Vanson Libre's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include cryotherapy, migraine, and depression. He studied medicine at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Dr. Libre is conversant in Filipino. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Sybille Goldback Smith
Specializes in Family Medicine
11311 Bridgeport Way Sw; Suite 100
Lakewood, WA
 

Sybille Smith works as a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Sybille Smith include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. Sybille Smith accepts Medicare insurance. Sybille Smith is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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Dr. Noor Azreen Azreen Ali, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E; Suite 100
Puyallup, WA
 

Dr. Noor Ali sees patients in Puyallup, WA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include migraine, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Malay. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Ali is open to new patients.

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Leah C Absher
Specializes in Family Medicine
144 169th Street S.
Spanaway, WA
 

Ms. Leah Absher's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: adolescent issues, general care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Ms. Absher accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Gregory Bryant Proulx
Specializes in Family Medicine
15214 Canyon Road E; Suite 120
Puyallup, WA
 

Mr. Gregory Proulx specializes in family medicine and practices in Puyallup, WA. These areas are among his clinical interests: adolescent issues, asthma, and general care. He takes Medicare insurance. Mr. Proulx is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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Midge Miller Price
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11311 Bridgeport Way Sw; Suite 309
Lakewood, WA
 

Ms. Midge Price's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Ms. Price include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and skull base surgery. Ms. Price is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She 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.