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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Auburn, CA. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Loomis is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Loomis is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kreiner attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his 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 practices general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Unis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Unis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Kenneth Ashley specializes in general pediatrics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ashley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bradshaw accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Bradshaw's 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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Dr. Stephen Mears Nagy II, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
11768 Atwood Road; #8
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nagy specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagy speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is allergy & immunology. She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nagy attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hobel has a special interest in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Angela Rickey's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Rickey completed her residency training at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, 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.