We found 23 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 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. Heidi Marie Stroessner-Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Stroessner-Johnson practices general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson is not currently accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Coskey is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Burlingame, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Coskey include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Coskey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Coskey has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (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. 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. 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. Maria V Abunto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1001 Sneath Lane; Suite 104
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Maria Abunto is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, Dr. Abunto completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abunto is accepting new patients.

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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 specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller has a special interest in allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ko has a special interest in asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ko honors. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ko attended Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Ko speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Shanti Perkins' medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Perkins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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 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. 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. Dr. Ribeiro speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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: 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 specializes in general pediatrics. He attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

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