We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net ELECT POS near Danville, CA.

Dr. Lauren Michelle Comeau, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Weger sees patients in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Weger average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weger obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Weger welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Benson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sonal Jain Advani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Advani specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Advani average 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Advani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Advani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients. She attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Michael A Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cheng specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Danville, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cheng is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cheng attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah works as a family practice physician. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Saifullah completed a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. In Dr. Saifullah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saifullah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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