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We found 13 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 practices family medicine. He studied medicine at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's training includes a residency program at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cyst removal. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Puyallup, WA and Gig Harbor, WA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and acne. Dr. Dalumpines is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Dalumpines is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center. He is conversant in 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Espiritu is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors Medicare insurance. He speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Espiritu's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Linh Vu specializes in family medicine and practices in Spanaway, WA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vu's education and training includes medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Vu is accepting 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McNicoll's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Maine Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. McNicoll is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Vanson Libre is a family medicine physician. Dr. Libre's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Dr. Libre speaks Filipino.

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

Sybille Smith's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Sybille Smith include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. Sybille Smith honors Medicare insurance. Sybille Smith is professionally 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Ali accepts Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ali trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota for residency. 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Ms. Absher include adolescent issues, general care, and women's health issues. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She 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's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include adolescent issues, asthma, and general care. Mr. Proulx honors Medicare insurance. He is 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 is an otolaryngologist. Ms. Price's clinical interests include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and skull base surgery. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She is open to new patients.

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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.