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We found 32 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Brian Douglass Stone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2655 Camino Del Rio N.; Suite 120
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Stone is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Stone is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. Stephen H Carson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Carson practices pediatric pulmonology. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carson performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. His areas of expertise include warts, sleep apnea, and headache. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Carson's practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fresno honors. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, Down ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kettlehake's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luis Sanchez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard Andrew Feigenbaum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 120
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Feigenbaum practices allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feigenbaum takes. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Feigenbaum is 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
340 4th Avenue; Suite 11
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Decarvalho is a general internist in Chula Vista, CA. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decarvalho include fibromyalgia, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Decarvalho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Decarvalho studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Dr. Decarvalho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Preventive Care, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Pauls, PhD, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Pauls is an allergist/immunologist in San Diego, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pauls accepts. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pauls trained at Foothills Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Tue Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tue Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Chronic Pain Management, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Immigration Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sony Thanh Vo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sony Vo's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Clinical interests for Dr. Vo include tuberculosis (TB), asthma, and travel vaccines. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Vo is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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 works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Prathipati average 2.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, preventive care, and arthritis. Dr. Prathipati takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Prathipati attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Arthritis, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Razi D Hekmat, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
610 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
National City, CA
 

Dr. Razi Hekmat sees patients in National City, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hospice (end-of-life care), asthma, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hekmat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hekmat attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hekmat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Preventive Care, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Arthritis, Hospice, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carmelita Luna Uy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Legal Medicine
2340 East 8th Street; Suite E
National City, CA
 

Dr. Carmelita Uy is a legal medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uy include warts, sports health, and headache. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation College of Medicine and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Uy (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Uy is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, Dyslexia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Abell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Abell is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abell include adoption issues, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Abell's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adoption Issues, Circumcision, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Laura Petrovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kelley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kelley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kelley has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, ... (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.