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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield of California - Federal Employee Program PPO near Lincoln, CA.

Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Morrissey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Morrissey sees patients in Lincoln, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morrissey obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Morrissey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Morrissey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Erin Jacks Shaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Erin Shaw is a pediatrician in Lincoln, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Barry S Schneidewind, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Schneidewind attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schneidewind's clinical interests encompass general care. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneidewind takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Schneidewind welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Julie K Baur, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Julie Baur specializes in family medicine and practices in Rocklin, CA. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Baur's residency was performed at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. She has a special interest in general care. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Baur honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baur is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.