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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 pediatrician in Modesto, CA. Dr. Ostrea obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Ostrea's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanaka include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanaka takes. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Tanaka completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Tanaka is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Park is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Park completed her residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general pediatrician. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cajigas honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Cajigas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Behavior Problems

Dr. Aung Naing Oo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Aung Oo is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Oo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Burmese. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending the University of Medicine, Mandalay for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Armand Hernandez specializes in general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Hernandez is open to 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' medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Limon-Olivares speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4120 Prescott Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chan specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4120 Prescott Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Scott Yang is a general pediatrician in Baldwin Park, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakdale, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Yang's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Yang welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Limpiado's areas of expertise include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Somerset Medical Center. She speaks Cebuano. Dr. Limpiado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is open to new patients.

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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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Peterson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1448 Florida Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Russell Porter specializes in family medicine. Dr. Porter is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Porter's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Ereso is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He trained at Danbury Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ereso (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Ereso's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Ereso's practice 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.