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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kumar is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In Dr. Woiwode's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Woiwode is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Cappiello average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cappiello is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Cappiello completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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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. Dr. Wheeler's areas of clinical interest consist of early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Wheeler has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wheeler's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Parenting Issues

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

Dr. Liang Huan works as a pediatrician. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Huan trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His clinical interests encompass preventive care and asthma. Dr. Huan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Asthma, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Wendy Wang sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Wang highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Wang is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

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

Dr. Tan Nguyen is an internist in Sunnyvale, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cancer Screening, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Education, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah practices family medicine in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. Patients rated Dr. Saifullah highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. She 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. Saifullah accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Natividad Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Denise Babin specializes in family medicine. In Dr. Babin's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Babin is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Prabhakar studied medicine at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health ... (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.