We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept AARP near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Eric Zee's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. He has received the distinction of 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). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Robert David Saken MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.14 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Robert Saken specializes in general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Saken is especially interested in asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Saken has an open panel.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr Cristina Marie Glorioso Casas MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 355
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Cristina Casas practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casas include obesity, depression, and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Casas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr Mitchell C Sollod MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
595 Buckingham Way; #355
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Mitchell Sollod's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sollod's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has a special interest in asthma, eczema, and allergies. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sollod (or staff) speaks French. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Sollod is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Asthma, Allergies

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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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