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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loomis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Loomis 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Auburn, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner's medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. 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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, Dr. Unis speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Unis is not accepting 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ashley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bradshaw at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Nagy practices adult allergy & immunology in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nagy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagy accepts. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Nagy attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He 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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Nagy is professionally affiliated with 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, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family medicine practitioner in Auburn, CA. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Hobel focuses on general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hobel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Angela Rickey is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Rickey focuses on general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Rickey's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not accepting 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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