We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Shawn Kreiner is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreiner takes. Dr. Kreiner is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Claire Unis specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Unis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has a closed panel. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Unis speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Kenneth Ashley is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Ashley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at 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. 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. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Bradshaw is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bradshaw is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Richard Loomis specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Loomis graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loomis 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. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel works as a family medicine practitioner. He has a special interest in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hobel is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 practices family medicine in Auburn, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rickey include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Rickey attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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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