Steven Kamara, MD
Primary Care Physician located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
With a reputation as a caring and compassionate physician, Dr. Kamara has built a practice that focuses on wellness to keep people healthy while utilizing evidence-based treatment plans.
Asthma Treatment Q & A
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways to narrow. The result is coughing and wheezing that can be difficult to control. Why some people develop this condition is a mystery, but the current theory is that a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role.
What is an asthma trigger?
If you are an asthmatic, you learn to look out for triggers. A trigger is an irritant that causes the airways to become inflamed. Controlling these triggers is the key to successful asthma management. It sounds simple, but the triggers are different for each person. Some common triggers include:
- Cold air
- Allergens like mold
- Air pollution
- Colds and the flu
As part of the treatment protocol, the doctor may ask asthma patients to keep write down everything they were doing immediately prior to an attack in order to track down potential triggers.
What are the treatment options for asthma?
There is no cure for asthma, so finding a way to live with it safely is paramount. Together, you and the doctor will establish an asthma treatment plan. Your treatment plan will include drug theory and processes that control your breathing. It will become the map you follow in the event of an asthma attack. People with severe asthma should consider getting vaccinated for influenza and pneumonia to help prevent flare ups during the flu season as well. The condition can be more difficult to manage if you get a respiratory infection.
The doctor may prescribe medications that you carry with you in case of an attack, such as a bronchodilator, to help open the airways and ease symptoms. There are also long-term medications that help manage the illness and prevent attacks.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept major PPO plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross and CIGNA as well as United Healthcare and Medicare fees for service only. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or for those with high deductibles required with their insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.
Words from our patients
"The doc and the office staff are friendly and professional and the place has a comfortable vibe. I am happy to have found an office I like so close to home."
"Very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Nice staff. I would highly recommend to my family and friends."
"SO caring, kind, loving, selfless, educated, thorough, simply the best. Saved my dads life - forever thankful."
"Dr. Kamara has been our family's Medical Doctor for close to 20 years and we are very pleased with his expertise and knowledge."
"Dr. Kamara is a very attentive concerned doctor. He listens well and has excellent bedside manner."
"Dr. Kamara is very professional yet personal in his manner. I appreciate his follow through very much."
"Great physician. Very knowledgeable. Wonderful all around! And Bea is a fantastic front office person."
"What I like about Dr. Kamara is that he comes into the room and sit down and actually listens to my concerns. It's hard to find a doctor that still does this."
"A compassionate physician. Recommended if you need a primary care doctor. Affiliated with Cedars Sinai."
"His overwhelming warmth, caring and dedication far surpasses any medical provider(s) I've ever had in 66 years. It goes without saying Dr. Kamara is amongst the finest!
"I will always be grateful for the excellent care they provided, and felt honored to have been under their excellent care.
"I was extremely fortunate to have two excellent medical professionals treat my medical disorder. Both are very high acclaimed in the medical community."
"Awesome and very understanding, addressed my condition in a timely manner and got me the meds I needed that day."
"Dr. Kamara is a great doctor, he always listens to what I have to say the entire staff is just awesome!!! Have and will recommend him to friends & family!"
"I love Dr.Kamara! He is always there for me, always professional, knowledgeable. As soon as he enters the office, or the hospital room I am in, I feel better!"