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We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO - Adventist 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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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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All Interests: Asthma, Behavior Problems

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