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We found 35 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept AARP near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, 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
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, 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. Robert David Saken, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Saken is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Saken attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Saken honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Dr. Margaret M Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
525 Spruce Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Miller practices general pediatrics in San Francisco, CA, Alameda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Miller speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Miller has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Behavior Problems, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues, Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Tejeda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
350 Rhode Island Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Tejeda sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tejeda graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Tejeda has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Lead Poisoning, Asthma, Anemia

Dr. Joyce E Hansen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Hansen is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hansen speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hansen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hansen welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
633 Folsom Street
San Francisco, 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. Bonnie J Leboff, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bonnie Leboff is a pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Leboff is open to new patients. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Leboff is conversant in French.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergies, Newborn Care

Dr. Cristina Marie Glorioso Casas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cristina Casas sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, depression, and newborn care. Dr. Casas accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Casas trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B-555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fong graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fong is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
180 Montgomery Street, Bank of The West Building; Suite 2370
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davidson is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Dr. Davidson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Davidson has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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

Dr. Kenneth Bruere Maybury, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Shrader Street; Suite 570
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Maybury's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Maybury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Maybury is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Maybury is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cholesterol Problems, General Care, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; 501
San Francisco, 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. Ryan H Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2351 Clay Street; Suite 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Dougherty sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dougherty is especially interested in intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Dougherty attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Dougherty is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Edward K Ko, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
818 Jackson Street; Suite 101
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Ko's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Ko is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ko speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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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.