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We found 22 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bocian is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Bocian is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai specializes in general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Michael Mulligan is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulligan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mulligan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Portmore completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her 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, 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' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Dennis's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beymer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, Dr. Beymer speaks Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Dr. Glinder's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Glinder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Glinder's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Iyengar attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Iyengar completed a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Iyengar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Leboff is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's residency program. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic 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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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Kristina Hoffman Philpott, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Philpott's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Philpott completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Philpott's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Philpott's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Angioedema, Hay ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grace Cheng is a pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cheng attended Harvard Medical School. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmood accepts. Dr. Mahmood studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Muzaffar include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. Dr. Muzaffar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Muzaffar performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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: Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (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.