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We found 10 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 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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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tam include asthma and allergies. Dr. Tam is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Tam trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tam include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Nisam's practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Nisam attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His distinctions include: the University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Nisam has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, 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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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Lawrence Coskey works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Coskey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cindy Greenberg practices general pediatrics in San Rafael, CA. Dr. Greenberg is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Marin General Hospital. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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 specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and telemedicine. Dr. Horng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Horng speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brock Bernsten is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Bernsten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Mr. Stephen Zilber practices acupuncture in Sebastopol, CA and San Rafael, CA. 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.