We found 102 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

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Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 20th Street; Suite 380
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, headache, and chronic pain. Dr. Tachdjian has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tachdjian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Chronic Pain, Asthma

Dr. Marine Demirjian, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marine Demirjian practices adult allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Demirjian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demirjian has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Philip Michael Bretsky, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 20th Street; Suite 230
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Philip Bretsky works as a general internist in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, infections, and asthma. Dr. Bretsky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bretsky has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
11600 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 218
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Nudelmar's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include primary care, osteoporosis, and asthma. Dr. Nudelmar's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - Westside, UCLA Health, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nudelmar is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Elder Care, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gary Gibbon is an adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Gibbon graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is especially interested in asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gibbon is affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alan Omid Khadavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9001 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Alan Khadavi specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Khadavi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khadavi honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Khadavi studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Khadavi trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Esther Eugin Baik, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N Robertson Boulevard; Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Esther Baik practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. Her areas of expertise include back pain, asthma, and neck pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Baik average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Baik is conversant in Korean. Dr. Baik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Allergies, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Asthma

Dr. Farhad Joseph Melamed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suites 115 and 205
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Melamed practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Melamed is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melamed include anemia, asthma, and angina. He is affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Health Associates, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melamed takes. Dr. Melamed graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Melamed has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Americas Top Doctors; and Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian.

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All Interests: Carotid Artery Disease, Physical Exams, Anemia, Angina, Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1070
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mike Uyeki sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Uyeki include primary care, back pain, and anti-aging. Dr. Uyeki is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Health Associates, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Uyeki accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Assistant Clinical Professor- University of California, Los Angeles Department of Medicine. He speaks Japanese.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2080 Century Park E; Suite 1207
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Pejman Shamekh is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shamekh trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and primary care. On average, patients gave Dr. Shamekh a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shamekh is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gary Kok-Hong Kong, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3808 W. Riverside Drive; Suite 406
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Gary Kong's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southampton School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Kong's clinical interests: primary care, sleep disorders, and anti-aging. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kong is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - Glendale. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Anti-Aging, Elder Care, Asthma

Dr. Cheryl G Charles, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Charles' specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in back pain, asthma, and neck pain. Dr. Charles's professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Charles is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Member, American Medical Association and Member, American College of Physicians.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Allergies, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Asthma

Dr. Daniel Norman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1301 20th Street; Suite 370
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Norman is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders and asthma. Dr. Norman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Norman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Norman's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
5901 Olympic Boulevard; #503b
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marina Burstein's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Tbilisi State Medical University and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burstein include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and migraine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Burstein (or staff) is conversant in Georgian and Russian. Dr. Burstein is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Nasal Polyps, Weight Management, Migraine, Lung Problems, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Amy S Rutman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 606
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Amy Rutman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Rutman's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, neck pain, and asthma. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rutman has received the following distinction: Member- American College of Physicians. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Allergies, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Asthma

Dr. Lalima Anwar Hoq, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lalima Hoq specializes in general internal medicine. She is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and asthma. Dr. Hoq honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Hoq has received professional recognition including the following: Member- American Medical Association Member- California Medical Association. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Health Associates and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Physical Exams, Neck Pain, Allergies, Back Pain, 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.
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