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We found 26 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept PacifiCare near Emeryville, CA.

Dr. Lisa L Ehrensberger, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2320 Woolsey Street; #301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Swearingen specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Swearingen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swearingen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Swearingen (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Swearingen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy sees patients in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hardy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hardy has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Petra Froehlich Froehlich, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2320 Woolsey Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Petra Landman's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Landman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Scott McClintock-Greenberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
350 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Andrew McClintock-Greenberg specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret M Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Miller practices general pediatrics in San Francisco, CA, Alameda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Miller speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Miller has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Behavior Problems, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues, Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margery A Lackman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Margery Lackman works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Lackman (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Lackman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sixto F Guiang Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3031 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 217
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sixto Guiang's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Guiang welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Guiang attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Guiang (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Cantonese. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; #2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fong graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Marcia Elizabeth Charles-Mo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2999 Regent Street; Suite 325
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Charles-Mo's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Charles-Mo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Behavior Problems, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Richard L Oken, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2999 Regent Street; Suite 325
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Oken sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of San Francisco General Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oken takes. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Oken is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Behavior Problems, Asperger's Syndrome, Newborn ... (Read more)

Dr. Serena D Way, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Serena Way practices general pediatrics in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Way is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Way welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Obesity, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Janet Perlman, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3100 Telegraph Avenue; 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Janet Perlman practices general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Perlman's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perlman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neglect, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Myles B Abbott, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2999 Regent Street; Suite 325
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Myles Abbott's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Abbott's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Abbott's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Acne, Learning Disabilities, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Laura Salsburg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1744 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Salsburg practices general pediatrics in Berkeley, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Salsburg attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Salsburg offers language support for patients who speak French, Japanese, and Portuguese. Dr. Salsburg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Learning Disabilities, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness, Premature Babies, Newborn ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Elizabeth Balestreri, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1332 Park Street; Suite 200
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Laura Balestreri is a general pediatrician in Castro Valley, CA and Alameda, CA. Dr. Balestreri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Community Health Issues, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (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.