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We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna HMO near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Christopher Tizon Ostrea, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1144 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ostrea is a general pediatrician in Modesto, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ostrea studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for his residency. He speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Ostrea's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Robert Michael Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tanaka specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is especially interested in lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tanaka is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dai Park, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Dai Park, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Exercise Induced ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Cajigas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1144 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Cajigas practices general pediatrics in Modesto, CA. Dr. Cajigas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cajigas attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cajigas takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cajigas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Behavior Problems

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4120 Prescott Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chan specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Chan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (Read more)

Dr. Armand Richaud Hernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1329 Spanos Court; Suite C-4
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Armand Hernandez works as a pediatrician in Modesto, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Dr. Hernandez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose G Limon-Olivares, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4120 Prescott Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jose Limon-Olivares is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Limon-Olivares speaks Spanish. Dr. Limon-Olivares is affiliated with Sutter Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4120 Prescott Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Scott Yang's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Yang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (Read more)

Dr. Pat May Pamanian Limpiado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2516 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, CA
 

Dr. Pat Limpiado works as a family practice physician in Ceres, CA. After completing medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine, she performed her residency at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Limpiado's clinical interests encompass general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpiado accepts. Dr. Limpiado speaks Cebuano. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dale Road Care Center; 3612 Dale Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Peterson works as a family medicine physician in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Peterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches works as a family medicine physician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mesches's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mesches is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Exercise Physiology, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1448 Florida Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Russell Porter's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter include general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Porter attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Porter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Preventive Care, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
500 Coffee Road; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Virgilio Ereso is an adult pulmonology specialist in Ceres, CA and Modesto, CA. Dr. Ereso (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, general care, and women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of Danbury Hospital's residency program. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ereso is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy ... (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.