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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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayala average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayala honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sagdeo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sagdeo honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Sagdeo attended medical school at Government Medical College and Nagpur University. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Education

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

Dr. Julia Cronin works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Dr. Cronin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Cronin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Scripps Clinic for residency. Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice 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. Allison L Chan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Allison Chan's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Becky Wallin's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa. In her practice, Dr. Wallin focuses on general care. Dr. Wallin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wallin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perkins include general care. Dr. Perkins is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Perkins attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Sukharev honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sukharev is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sukharev is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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.