We found 45 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Hardy has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hardy's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tam's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Tam's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Autumn Chandler Chandler, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Autumn Guyer sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Guyer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Guyer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Guyer (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Guyer's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Chemotherapy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee is a pediatric pulmonologist. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zee speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Saken's clinical interests include asthma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Saken graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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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. She is rated highly by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Miller takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Miller obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in French.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Tejeda average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tejeda accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. Dr. Tejeda speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He 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 an internist in San Francisco, CA. She has a special interest in general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hansen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hansen is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hansen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Newaskar include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to 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
633 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Coskey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie J Leboff, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bonnie Leboff's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Leboff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Leboff is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Cristina Casas works as a general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, depression, and newborn care. Dr. Casas is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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 accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Edward Fong is a pediatric pulmonologist in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Fong attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fong has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Susan B Dab, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
525 Spruce Street; Suite 3
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dab works as a pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Dab attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Dab offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Thai, and Filipino-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Dab's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bulimia, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Problems, Immunization, Lead Poisoning, ... (Read more)

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 an allergist/immunologist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Davidson's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Davidson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maybury is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Maybury completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Maybury (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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

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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.
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