We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma near Spanaway, WA.

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

Dr. Shahrooz Zandnia's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Zandnia include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Zandnia is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Zandnia welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Pierre Dalumpines' area of specialization is family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Dalumpines completed his residency training at Akron General Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Dalumpines include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and acne. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Dalumpines speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Dalumpines has an open panel.

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

Dr. Linh Vu is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Vu is conversant in Vietnamese. His clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is a graduate of Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Vu an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vu is in-network for 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. McNicoll's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McNicoll trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Maine Medical Center. Dr. McNicoll 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 areas of expertise include cryotherapy, migraine, and depression. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Libre is a graduate of St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Dr. Libre speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. For her residency, Dr. Ali trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. Her clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Ali honors Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Malay. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Urooj Jaffer practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffer include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. She honors Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Jaffer attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jaffer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jordan V 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. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Espiritu attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Espiritu speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Vo's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Anna Worden-Davis' area of specialization is family medicine. Ms. Worden-Davis's clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She takes Medicare insurance. She 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 is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Ms. Absher include adolescent issues, general care, and women's health issues. Ms. Absher is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Absher's practice is open to new patients.

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

Sybille Smith is a family practitioner in Lakewood, WA. Sybille Smith's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Sybille Smith is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Sybille Smith is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health.

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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. His areas of expertise include adolescent issues, asthma, and general care. He accepts 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.
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