We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma near Greenbrae, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hardy include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardy takes. Dr. Hardy attended medical school at the University of Toledo College 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). Dr. Hardy has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy has an open panel.

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

Dr. Schuman Tam, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1000 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 101
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Schuman Tam sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Tam an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Dr. Tam has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Zee's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zee trained at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Nushrat Jahan Ullah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1350 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 220
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Nushrat Ullah works as an internist in Greenbrae, CA and San Rafael, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. In Dr. Ullah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Ullah is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Strains, Homeopathic Treatment, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Coskey's practice, he is particularly interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Ralph Nisam, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 A Drake's Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Merrill Nisam practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nisam include lung problems. Dr. Nisam is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Nisam takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nisam include: the University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Cindy J Greenberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Greenberg specializes in general pediatrics and practices in San Rafael, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Greenberg attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Greenberg has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Susan B Dab, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
591 Redwood Highway; Suite 5215
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dab's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Dab accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers language support for Cantonese, Thai, and Filipino-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Dab has an open panel.

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Dr. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Brown is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Shiuh Guang Horng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. George Horng is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horng include lung cancer and intensive care. Dr. Horng is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Horng is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bronchiectasis, Mediastinal Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Brock Daryl Bernsten, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
61 Camino Alto; Suite 103
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Brock Bernsten's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernsten takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Stephen Peter Zilber
Specializes in Acupuncture
880 Las Gallinas Avenue; Suite #1
San Rafael, CA
 

Mr. Stephen Zilber's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Mr. Zilber include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders.

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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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