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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hardy include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardy takes. Dr. Hardy attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hardy has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hardy has an open panel.

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

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Tam an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Dr. Tam has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Eric Zee works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Zee's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zee trained at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Coskey's practice, he is particularly interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Miller is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She speaks French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tejeda is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Tejeda is accepting new patients. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hansen's clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Hansen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hansen has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hansen's 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. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatrician. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saken accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Saken's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Edward Fong's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fong include cystic fibrosis (CF), neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fong accepts. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Fong attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Fong has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Bonnie Leboff is a general pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Leboff takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Leboff welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Casas's areas of expertise include obesity, depression, and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Casas graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Susan Dab's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Dab accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers language support for Cantonese, Thai, and Filipino-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Dab has an open panel.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in San Francisco, CA. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Davidson completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Davidson focuses on asthma and allergies. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Davidson has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Davidson is accepting 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 practices general internal medicine. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Maybury focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Maybury average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maybury takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Maybury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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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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