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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana near San Rafael, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hardy attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Schuman Tam, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1000 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 101
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Schuman Tam's specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tam include asthma and allergies. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his 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 is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Zee's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong sees patients in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fong include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Fong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Fong's residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Robert Lawrence Freinkel, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1375 S. Eliseo; Suite F
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Robert Freinkel's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Freinkel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Freinkel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freinkel include: CALS Surveyor and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

Dr. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Brown, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, lung problems, and telemedicine. Dr. Brown is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Brown 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 Marin General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. George Shiuh Guang Horng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. George Horng is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and telemedicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Horng attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Horng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cough, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Asthma, Telemedicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brock Daryl Bernsten, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
61 Camino Alto; Suite 103
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Brock Bernsten is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bernsten takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bernsten obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting Issues, Asthma, ... (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.