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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Weger completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weger accepts. She is open to 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Benson speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Benson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Advani has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Advani obtained her medical school training at Odessa State Medical University and performed 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 is a Danville, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Cheng honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifullah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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.