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We found 6 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 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
1000 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 101
Greenbrae, 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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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 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. Christopher Reid Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, 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. George Shiuh Guang Horng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. George Horng practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and telemedicine. Dr. Horng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Horng speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Mediastinal Disease, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brock Bernsten is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Bernsten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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.