We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Claire M Unis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Claire Unis is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Unis attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Unis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth D Ashley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ashley's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ashley attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ashley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Bradshaw is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bradshaw takes. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Richard B Loomis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Richard Loomis' specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Loomis performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loomis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Premature Babies

Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner's specialty is general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Kreiner attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Stephen Mears Nagy II, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11768 Atwood Road; #8
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nagy's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Nagy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. Nagy is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine S Nagy, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11768 Atwood Road; #8
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Nagy is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nagy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine physician in Auburn, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hobel speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hobel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Angela Suzanne Rickey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3133 Professional Drive; Suite 20
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Angela Rickey is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In Dr. Rickey's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rickey is closed to new patients at this time.

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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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