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We found 56 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Elainie Oliveria Devillena, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
865 3rd Avenue; #101
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Elainie Doringo practices general pediatrics in El Cajon, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: growth problems, adoption issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doringo takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Doringo attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Spina Bifida, Dyslexia, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Kettlehake's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kettlehake attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis F Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
227 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Luis Sanchez's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Sanchez's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sanchez graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Douglass Stone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2655 Camino Del Rio N.; Suite 120
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Stone is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Stone speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Stone attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Stone is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen H Carson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Carson is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carson include warts, sleep apnea, and headache. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Carson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Blanca Ines Fresno, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 207
National City, CA
 

Dr. Blanca Fresno is a general pediatrician. Before performing her residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Fresno attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fresno include warts, depression, and headache. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard Andrew Feigenbaum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 120
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Feigenbaum, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Clinical interests for Dr. Feigenbaum include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feigenbaum accepts. Dr. Feigenbaum is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Gang Bao, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 108
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gang Bao practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in San Diego, CA. These areas are among Dr. Bao's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Heidelberg University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Bao is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Pauls, PhD, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Pauls practices allergy & immunology in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pauls graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Foothills Medical Center. His clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pauls is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Pauls's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rina Regala Ronquillo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6942 University Avenue; Suite A
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rina Ronquillo sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Ronquillo's clinical interests include growth problems, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Ronquillo attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ronquillo is conversant in Filipino.

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All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Dyslexia, Growth Problems, Preventive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
340 4th Avenue; Suite 11
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Decarvalho's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include fibromyalgia, asthma, and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Decarvalho is 1.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Decarvalho (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decarvalho's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Preventive Care, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Tue Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tue Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Dr. Elaine Sofia Gertser, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6367 Alvarado Court; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Gertser specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gertser include depression, asthma, and arthritis. Dr. Gertser is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She welcomes new patients. For her residency, Dr. Gertser trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Gertser (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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All Interests: Depression, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Sony Thanh Vo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sony Vo specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Vo's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vo include tuberculosis (TB), asthma, and travel vaccines. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vo graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Headache, Tuberculosis, Chronic Pain Management, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, Travel Vaccines, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Lakshmi Prathipati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lakshmi Prathipati's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, preventive care, and arthritis. Dr. Prathipati is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from Guntur Medical College. She completed her residency training at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient reviews placed Dr. Prathipati at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Arthritis, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
502 Euclid Avenue; Suite 304
National City, CA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Lim's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.