We found 21 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Robert C Bocian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bocian is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Namath welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Mulligan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave Dr. Mulligan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Lai attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

Dr. Christina E Wang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 So. San Mateo Drive; San Mateo Pediatrics (123 S. San Mateo Drive)
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Tan sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tan obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Parenting ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore sees patients in San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Portmore is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Heart Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis is a general pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Dennis attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne V Vadhanasindhu, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 260
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Beymer practices general pediatrics. Dr. Beymer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Beymer trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for her residency. Dr. Beymer is conversant in Sign Language.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Kellen Glinder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kellen Glinder sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Glinder is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Glinder is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Bonnie J Leboff, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
609 Price Avenue; Suite 104
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bonnie Leboff works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leboff completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leboff's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Rajashri Shuba Iyengar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar practices pediatric allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Iyengar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Iyengar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

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

Dr. Grace M Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Cheng specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Cheng has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Cheng attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood works as a pediatrician. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mahmood attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Lead Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy L Muzaffar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Muzaffar sees patients in Los Altos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muzaffar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Muzaffar speaks Spanish. Dr. Muzaffar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Bone Diseases, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faraaz Chekeni, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real; Mc 5807
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Faraaz Chekeni is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chekeni attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chekeni is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Eczema, Obesity, Autoimmune Disorders, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (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.
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