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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bocian 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Namath trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mulligan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mulligan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lai attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general pediatrics in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Tan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Portmore include general care. Dr. Portmore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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' specialty is general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Beymer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Kellen Glinder specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Glinder average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Glinder include asthma and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Glinder honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

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

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Iyengar performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. 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 San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Leboff trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Leboff's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Grace Cheng's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Cheng is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cheng has an open panel.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmood accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general internal medicine in Los Altos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Muzaffar's areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Bone Problems, 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 pediatrician. Dr. Chekeni's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chekeni welcomes 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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