Our Philosophy
 
Welcome to our practice!  South Bay Allergy and Asthma Associates began in 1991 when Dr. Edward Buchsbaum and Dr. Joyce Schoettler partnered to provide their own unique brand of specialty allergy and asthma care to patients of all ages in the South Bay community. Your goals come first. We will custom tailor a treatment plan to free you of limitations imposed by allergy and asthma - freedom to get back to doing the things you love.  
  
Our Providers
 
Our medical care team consists of three Board Certified physicians specializing in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and a specialty-trained Nurse Practitioner.  
  
 
 
Edward Buchsbaum, MD
Dr. B is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine.  Originally from New York, he and his wife have raised three daughters in Palos Verdes, and are avid road cyclists and skiers.  He also enjoys reading, theater, music, and gardening. 
 
 
Joyce Schoettler, MD
Dr. S is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics.  She and her husband have raised two children in Southern California, and can be spotted on the soccer sidelines cheering on their daughter. Dr. S also enjoys kayaking, photography, and reading.
 
 
Katie Marks-Cogan, MD
Dr. Marks-Cogan is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine.  Originally from Cleveland, OH, she completed her medical training in Baltimore, Chicago, and Philadelphia, then moved to Los Angeles where her favorite pastimes include hiking, dancing, and travelling. 
 
 
Christine Shim, FNP
Christine is a native Californian and a lifelong resident of the South Bay. In addition to her specialty training in Allergy and Asthma care, she is also a charge nurse at one of UCLA's Intensive Care Units and a Nursing Clinical Instructor. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and travelling abroad. 
 
 
Our Nurses
  
 
   
 
Anna Chocholek, BSN, RN, PHN
Anna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach, and is a licensed Registered Nurse.  She enjoys the great outdoors by fishing, hiking, and spending time with her fiance and family at their cabin in Wisconsin. 
 
 
Lisa Lin, BSN, RN
Lisa graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and is a licensed Registered NurseShe is happily married and enjoys basketball, hiking, arts and crafts, and cooking with her husband.
 
 
 
Ruena Mantes, BSN, RN, PHN
Ruena received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach, and is a licensed Registered Nurse. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a home health nurse. In Ruena's spare time, she likes to explore LA county, watch movies, and read fashion design magazines.
 
Our Administrative Staff
 
 
Gary Quiros, Practice Manager
Gary, a native of So. California, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance at California State University, Long Beach. He brings to the practice a unique blend of business management and medical experience, focusing on patient satisfaction. He and his wife are raising two young children in Santa Monica and and love spending time with them engaging in active outdoor activities.
gquiros@southbayallergy.com 
(310) 371-1388 ext. 16 
 
 
Maggie Evans, Front Desk
Maggie has been working as a medical receptionist for over 8 years.  She enjoys spending time with her new grandson and singing in her church choir.
     

Caitlin Ulrich-Smith, Front Desk/Marketing 
Caitlin graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing. She loves Star Wars, Starbucks, Disney, and The Beatles.  
  
Our Billing Team 
 
 
 
Tina Yniguez, Billing Supervisor
Tina brings over 17 years of billing experience to South Bay Allergy and Asthma.  Her medical billing and coding expertise allows her to assist patients with a variety of medical insurances.  She enjoys spending time with her two boys.
billing@southbayallergy.com
(310) 371-1388 ext. 19 

Edith Flores, Billing Assistant   
Edith graduated from UEI college with a certificate in medical billing and coding.  She joined the South Bay Allergy and Asthma team in October 2011.  On weekends she enjoys spending time with her children.
  
                                           
                                                  


20911 Earl St, #301, Torrance, CA 90503 and 390 N. Sepulveda, #1060, El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 371-1388 FAX (310) 371-3439