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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hardy include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hardy completed her residency training 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy is accepting new patients.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Tam focuses on asthma and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Tam an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tam's distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Cantonese. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Zee performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Ullah's clinical interests encompass general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Ullah has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lawrence Coskey is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Coskey include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Coskey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Coskey has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Greenbrae, CA, San Rafael, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He speaks French. Dr. Nisam is especially interested in lung problems. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Nisam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: the University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Nisam welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in San Rafael, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Marin General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Greenberg has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Dab offers language support for Cantonese, Thai, and Filipino-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Dab honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Brown attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Horng's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Horng welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Brock Bernsten's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Bernsten takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Mr. Stephen Zilber specializes in acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Mr. Zilber include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Homeopathic Treatment, Cancer Supportive Care, ... (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.