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

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

Dr. Richard Loomis' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Loomis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Loomis attended the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Kreiner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreiner's office for an appointment.

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

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. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 practices general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ashley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw's specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Bradshaw attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradshaw honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Stephen Nagy practices adult allergy & immunology. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Nagy is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nagy trained at Baltimore City Hospitals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Hobel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobel takes. 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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Auburn, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rickey include general care. Dr. Rickey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rickey is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, ... (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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