We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net ELECT POS near Danville, CA.

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Dr. Lauren Michelle Comeau, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Weger practices general pediatrics. Dr. Weger graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weger's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Benson has a special interest in internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Sonal Jain Advani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Advani practices general internal medicine in Dublin, CA, Fremont, CA, and Danville, CA. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Advani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Advani is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Michael A Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cheng sees patients in Danville, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
915 San Ramon Valley Boulevard; Suite 100
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah is a family medicine practitioner. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in primary care. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah welcomes new patients.

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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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