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Pediatricians for Kids with Asthma
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Good general physician with experience in asthma issues in the East Bay:
I need a good general physician in the East Bay who has some good experience
with this--also one who is a good doctor and follows up with patient.
My son is 9 years old and has been battling moderate to
severe asthma for the last 5 years. He was under the
care of a Pediatrician who is a wonderful doctor but is
not specialist in this field. After 4 years of various
medications, severe asthma attacks and hospitalizations,
we were finally referred to a Pulmonalogist. He has
been under the care of a Pulmonalogist at Children's
Hospital for the past year and has not had one attack.
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma I would
highly suggest a referral to a Pulmonalogist.
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr James Nickelsen in Berkeley for dealing
with asthma patients. My son has benefited greatly from his preventive
program. Dr Jim's number is 644-2316.
Dr. Michael Linn at Bayside Pediatrics is our son's
doctor, and he has been wonderful in every possible
way. Very helpful with the asthma stuff but also just
an all-around terrific doctor.
Mark & Colleen
We are moving to the area, and need a pediatrician who knows how to be
proactive (vs. reactive) about childhood asthma, in case our son's flares
Ideally, near Montclair. I have lots of horror stories, opinions and
readings on this subject if anyone is struggling with it.
I have three children with mild to severe asthma (I have it myself
My kids have been cared for (primarily) by Drs. Elizabeth Moffitt and Marcia
Charles-Mo at East Bay Pediatrics in Berkeley.
(see East Bay Pediatrics recommendations for more)
The Pulmo clinic at Children's Hospital is top notch.
(see Children's Hospital recommendations for more)
I see an allergist, Dr. Jim Nickelsen, who has been recommended by myself
and many others on this list. He's great with both adults and kids.
(see James A. Nickelsen recommendations for more.)
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