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We found 22 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart HMO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Rachel Weinreb-Kuehm, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb works as a general pediatrician. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Weinreb's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Travis Aaron Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 700
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Travis Miller's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Karyn Lee Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Macneil takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Macneil's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Haynes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haynes is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Charles Budd, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
425 University Avenue; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Budd is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Budd takes. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Budd's training includes a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Allergies, Behavior Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chiraag Shashikant Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Chiraag Patel is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Afzal works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Afzal's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Afzal trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Afzal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mears Nagy II, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4801 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nagy, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Nagy attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks French. Dr. Nagy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine S Nagy, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4801 J Street; #a
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Nagy is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Nagy is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nagy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Russell Yee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yee practices adult pulmonology in Sacramento, CA. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee takes. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Larry Lee Nutting, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
650 Howe Avenue; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nutting's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a special interest in asthma and skin issues. Dr. Nutting is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Nutting completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Asthma

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hitzeman is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dawei Zheng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4635 Freeport Boulevard; #d
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dawei Zheng specializes in family medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Zheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Shandong University. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Zheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal O Masley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Masley is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masley include general care. Dr. Masley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masley is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Shannon C Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sutter Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Fibromyalgia, Bone ... (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.