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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 is a Lincoln, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Morrissey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Morrissey's 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lincoln, CA. Dr. Shaw is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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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 Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind specializes in family medicine and practices in Lincoln, CA. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Schneidewind takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneidewind graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Occupational Health Issues, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julie Baur practices family medicine in Rocklin, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baur include general care. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Baur attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she 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.