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 is a pediatrician. Dr. Weger is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Weger has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benson's clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benson accepts. Dr. Benson is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Benson's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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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 general internist. Dr. Advani studied medicine at Odessa State Medical University. Her residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Advani's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Advani's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. Dr. Cheng 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) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Cheng 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Saifullah's training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah is open to 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.
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