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We found 44 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardy graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Autumn Guyer is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Guyer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Guyer is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Guyer takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Schuman Tam, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Schuman Tam is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. In his practice, Dr. Tam focuses on asthma and allergies. Patient ratings for Dr. Tam average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tam accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tam include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Tam speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His practice 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Saken is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He 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. Dr. Saken is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saken takes. He is open to 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Miller's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Tejeda studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tejeda trained at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Hansen's clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansen honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Hansen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Newaskar's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newaskar's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Coskey is especially interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Coskey trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leboff completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She speaks French. Dr. Leboff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general pediatrics in San Francisco, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Casas include obesity, depression, and newborn care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Casas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Fong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fong has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Davidson graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Davidson completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Davidson include asthma and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Davidson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Maybury (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Maybury's areas of expertise include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Maybury graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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. Dr. Maybury welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (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.