We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Student Health Program near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Brown obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Anubha Khanna, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9281 Office Park Circle; Suite 120
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Anubha Khanna's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Khanna is accepting new patients. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and then she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Khanna (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. In addition, she offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients.

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Dr. Karanbir Singh Gill, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Karanbir Gill's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Gill (or staff) is conversant in French and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gill is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gill is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patricia A Tansey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Tansey is an Elk Grove, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Tansey's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tansey takes. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Omar Ahmed Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Omar Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ahmed's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Medical Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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Dr. Karyn Lee Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9281 Office Park Circle; #120
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Macneil takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Macneil's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Haynes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haynes is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Andrew G Hudnut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hudnut's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hudnut average 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hudnut's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudnut honors. Dr. Hudnut studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Hudnut is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Julieta Dominguez- Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones' area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dominguez-Jones include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dominguez-Jones accepts. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at San Jose Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dominguez-Jones speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Elk Grove, CA and Sacramento, CA. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Fisher is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Fisher is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ruenell D Adams Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ruenell Adams works as a family medicine physician in Elk Grove, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Adams completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Adams include general care. Dr. Adams honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Bradley Kent Sherwood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Sherwood is a family practice physician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sherwood include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherwood takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Sherwood's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

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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.