We found 22 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near San Mateo, CA.

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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath 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. Heidi Marie Stroessner-Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Stroessner-Johnson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is especially interested in general care. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Stroessner-Johnson speaks Spanish. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Weight Management

Dr. Lawrence Alan Coskey, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 150
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Coskey specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He is especially interested in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coskey accepts. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Coskey attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Coskey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (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. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan's practice is open to 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 is an internist. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, Back Problems, Heart Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeanne Beymer specializes in general pediatrics and practices in San Mateo, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beymer 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 is conversant in Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Bonnie Leboff's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Leboff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Leboff attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She speaks French. Dr. Leboff's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Iyengar completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood's specialty is general pediatrics. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Mahmood's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Maria V Abunto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1001 Sneath Lane; Suite 104
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Maria Abunto practices general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abunto is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Abunto trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Betty K Miller Kolotkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 703
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Betty Miller's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include allergies. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Edward K Ko, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 808
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Edward Ko specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ko attended Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ko include asthma. Dr. Ko honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ko speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Marie Elizabeth Ribeiro, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marie Ribeiro is a pediatrician in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ribeiro attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ribeiro is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Nutrition Counseling, Acne

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madanat takes. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shanti Marie Perkins, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Shanti Perkins sees patients in San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perkins include general care. Dr. Perkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, Dr. Perkins is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joann C Blessing-Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
101 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 311
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Joann Blessing-Moore specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology and practices in San Mateo, CA and Palo Alto, CA. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Blessing-Moore performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Blessing-Moore average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Blessing-Moore is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Clinical Trials, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, ... (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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