We found 20 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Namath's areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Namath takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Namath's medical residency was performed 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's specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stroessner-Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In Dr. Stroessner-Johnson's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson speaks Spanish. Dr. Stroessner-Johnson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a general pediatrician in San Mateo, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Tan obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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 is a San Carlos, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Portmore is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Portmore honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. He has a special interest in shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Coskey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Pulmonary Associates. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coskey has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in San Mateo, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Beymer obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and 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). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Iyengar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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. Kristina Hoffman Philpott, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Philpott is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Fremont, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Philpott attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Philpott trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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 is a pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mahmood graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mahmood has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Betty Miller is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is especially interested in allergies. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Miller attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Asthma

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

Dr. Shanti Perkins works as an internist in San Carlos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perkins include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Perkins is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Ribeiro's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She 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 is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is accepting 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Madanat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist in San Mateo, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Blessing-Moore has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blessing-Moore honors. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Blessing-Moore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice 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)

Dr. Peter Chi-Tung Wang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 So. San Mateo Drive; Suite 180
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wang is a pediatrician in San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include asthma, counseling services, and nutrition issues. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Counseling Services

Dr. Debra J Yeh, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1295 E Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Debra Yeh practices general pediatrics. Dr. Yeh is especially interested in acne and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Yeh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Yeh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Asthma

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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.