We found 10 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA PPO near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ayala graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sagdeo has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagdeo is open to new patients. She graduated from Government Medical College and Nagpur University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Education

Dr. Julia A Cronin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Julia Cronin is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cronin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Skin Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison L Chan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Allison Chan specializes in general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Shah graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hsiao-Kung Feng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Charles Feng specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Feng obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scripps Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Becky L McCalla, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Becky Wallin specializes in family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallin include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa, Dr. Wallin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradford Thomas Perkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Perkins' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Perkins's clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Perkins's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Babin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinah Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev practices family medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sukharev is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Sukharev attended medical school at I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (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.