We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar works as a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Kumar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kumar's medical residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's 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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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Nora Frieda Woiwode, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nora Woiwode's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode has a special interest in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Woiwode honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for her residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Elizabeth Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Marisa Cappiello practices general pediatrics in Sunnyvale, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cappiello accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Cappiello attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Asthma, Premature Babies, Newborn Care

Dr. Kathryn McElroy Wheeler, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Wheeler practices general pediatrics in Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wheeler include early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Seattle Children's Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wheeler 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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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Parenting Issues

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In Dr. Shah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Liang Feng Huan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Liang Huan's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Huan has indicated that his clinical interests include preventive care and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Huan completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Huan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Wendy Wang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Wang works as a pediatrician in Sunnyvale, CA. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Wang's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wang is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care, Hay Fever

Dr. Tan Michael Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Heart Failure, Asthma, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Saifullah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Saifullah graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin sees patients in San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Babin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Babin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar practices family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prabhakar include general care. Dr. Prabhakar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prabhakar takes. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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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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