We found 19 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Fountain Valley, CA.

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Dr. Donald S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Donald Levy is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include asthma and food allergy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Levy completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Richard L. Day, MD, Master Teacher Award in Pediatrics, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Levy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Anaphylaxis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ferdous F Kazemi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1220 Hemlock Way 105 B
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Ferdous Kazemi specializes in general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Kazemi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Kazemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Otto Y Liao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
19582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 314
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Otto Liao works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Tustin, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liao has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Smita Bhargava Tandon, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11100 Warner Avenue 252; Dr2kids
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Smita Tandon practices general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. In Dr. Tandon's practice, she is particularly interested in alternative medicine, asthma, and allergies. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Tandon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Raman K Chopra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 404
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Raman Chopra practices general pediatrics in Garden Grove, CA. Her clinical interests include adolescent issues and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Chopra is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chopra honors. Dr. Chopra graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Leven, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Leven is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Leven completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leven honors. He has received distinctions including Munzer Family Award for Teaching and Research - Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach; Physician Champion Award - Volunteer Hospitals of America; and Physician of the Year - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Lawrence Winkelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1201 W La Veta Avenue; 700
Orange, CA
 

Dr. John Winkelman's specialty is general pediatrics. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include newborn care, mole removal, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Winkelman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkelman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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All Interests: Wellness Visit, Mole Removal, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
500 Superior Ave. 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn sees patients in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He studied medicine at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. In his practice, Dr. Tirakitsoontorn focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tirakitsoontorn honors. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn speaks Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Chronic Cough, Borderline Personality Disorder, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Samimi Samimi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
455 S. Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Field is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Orange, CA. Dr. Field's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Field's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mark Howard Ellis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ellis is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Ellis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis honors. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ellis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Asthma, Food Allergy

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19582 Beach Blvd. 380
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. For her professional training, Dr. Yuengsrigul completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Yuengsrigul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Thai. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Lisa Phuong Hoang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Hoang specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Cantonese. She has a special interest in obesity, asthma, and nutrition issues. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Hoang completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Taylor Tram Tran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Tran works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include newborn care, infections, and wellness visit. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). Dr. Tran attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tran trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons.

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All Interests: Wellness Visit, Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Constipation, Infections, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Dr. Reema Basu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Reema Basu's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Bengali. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basu include common cold, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). Dr. Basu's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Basu attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Basu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Immunization, Common Cold, Influenza, Asthma

Dr. Maryum H Merchant, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1665 Scenic Avenue; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Maryum Merchant is a pulmonologist in Thousand Oaks, CA, Glendale, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and intensive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merchant accepts. Dr. Merchant obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Neuromuscular Disorders, Exercise, Cystic ... (Read more)

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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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