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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's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: growth problems, adoption issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Doringo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Doringo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Doringo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luis Sanchez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stone include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Stone accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kettlehake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (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. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Clinical interests for Dr. Carson include warts, sleep apnea, and headache. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Fresno is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fresno takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Hurley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Feigenbaum's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feigenbaum studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Feigenbaum trained at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bao include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Heidelberg University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Bao is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Pauls's areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at Foothills Medical Center, Dr. Pauls attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pauls honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Ronquillo's areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ronquillo's training includes residency programs at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Decarvalho is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Decarvalho attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Decarvalho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 general internist. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Her areas of expertise include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gertser average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gertser's clinical interests: depression, asthma, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gertser honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. For her professional training, Dr. Gertser completed a residency program at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Gertser (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a general internist in San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Vo's clinical interests include tuberculosis (TB), asthma, and travel vaccines. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prathipati is especially interested in asthma, preventive care, and arthritis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Prathipati's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in National City, CA. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lim speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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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.