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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bocian graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bocian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bocian is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Namath is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namath is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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. Stephanie Ngoc-Tu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lai's specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lai's office for an appointment. Dr. Lai graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulligan honors. Dr. Mulligan's practice is open to new patients. 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. 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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Tan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan is accepting 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. Dr. Portmore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: general care, women's health issues, and travel medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portmore honors. Dr. Portmore obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dennis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include general care. Dr. Chao is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Beymer attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Beymer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies

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

Dr. Kellen Glinder is a pediatrician. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glinder's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Glinder is conversant in German. He 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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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 specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Iyengar attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Iyengar is accepting 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 is a pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Leboff is open to new patients. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Leboff is conversant in French.

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All Interests: Asthma, Allergies, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Kristina Philpott is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Redwood City, CA and Fremont, CA. She is especially interested in seasonal allergies, drug allergy, and angioedema. On average, patients gave Dr. Philpott a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Philpott is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Seasonal ... (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. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cheng obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is in-network for 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: Asthma

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

Dr. Naveen Mahmood is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Mahmood a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Muzaffar a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Muzaffar include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muzaffar takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Muzaffar is not currently accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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.