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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Mountain View, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ayala is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ayala 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 Dr. Ayala's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Sagdeo's clinical interests encompass general care. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Sagdeo graduated from Government Medical College and Nagpur University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Education

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 in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

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

Dr. Julia Cronin is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Cronin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Allison Chan practices general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wallin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallin accepts. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Wallin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Community Hospital of Santa Rosa for residency. Dr. Wallin speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a family medicine physician in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Perkins is especially interested in general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Perkins completed his residency training at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting 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. Dinah Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev is a family medicine physician. Dr. Sukharev is especially interested in general care. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Sukharev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sukharev welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Denise Babin's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Babin focuses on general care. Dr. Babin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Babin is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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