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

Dr. Shahrooz Zandnia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
144 169th Street S.
Spanaway, WA
 

Dr. Shahrooz Zandnia is a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Zandnia's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Zandnia is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Tsai's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cyst removal. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Dalumpines is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dalumpines include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and acne. Dr. Dalumpines is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He honors Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dalumpines's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Akron General Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Jordan Espiritu is a family medicine physician in Lakewood, WA and Spokane, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Espiritu include chronic sinusitis, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Espiritu is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Espiritu speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Linh Vu's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vu speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Vu obtained his medical school training at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Geoffrey McNicoll works as a family practitioner in Puyallup, WA. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Maine Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. McNicoll is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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

Ms. Anna Worden-Davis is a family medicine practitioner in Puyallup, WA. Ms. Worden-Davis's areas of expertise include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She honors Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Jaffer's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Jaffer is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Jaffer trained at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Jaffer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Libre include cryotherapy, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Dr. Minh-Triet Dinh Vo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
9537 Gravelly Lake Drive Sw
Lakewood, WA
 

Dr. Minh-Triet Vo sees patients in Lakewood, WA. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vo's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He has an open panel.

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

Sybille Smith specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Sybille Smith include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. Sybille Smith is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Sybille Smith is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include migraine, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients. For her professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. She is conversant in Malay.

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

Ms. Leah Absher's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Ms. Absher include adolescent issues, general care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She accepts Medicare insurance. Ms. Absher is accepting new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Mr. Proulx include adolescent issues, asthma, and general care. He honors Medicare insurance. Mr. Proulx is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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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.