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We found 27 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 sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swearingen has an open panel. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. In her practice, Dr. Hardy focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include 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 Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Landman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

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

Dr. Andrew McClintock-Greenberg practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. McClintock-Greenberg attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg's areas of expertise consist of intensive care, sleep apnea, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. McClintock-Greenberg average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McClintock-Greenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a general pediatrician in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Alameda, CA. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is conversant in French. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Eric Zee is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Margery Lackman works as a pediatrician in Richmond, CA, Albany, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lackman is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Lackman (or staff) is conversant in Korean. She also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Newaskar studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Edward Fong specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fong honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Fong performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Sixto Guiang, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Guiang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Guiang has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Guiang (or staff) speaks Filipino and Cantonese. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

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

Dr. Marcia Charles-Mo is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Charles-Mo takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Charles-Mo has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Janet Perlman works as a pediatrician in Berkeley, CA and Oakland, CA. Dr. Perlman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Perlman'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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All Interests: Bulimia, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neglect, Behavior ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Oken's specialty is general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Oken 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Abbott has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His 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. Serena D Way, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Serena Way is a pediatrician. Dr. Way honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 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 speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Newborn Care, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Elizabeth Salsburg sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Salsburg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She offers language support for patients who speak French, Japanese, and Portuguese. Dr. Salsburg is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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