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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Woiwode takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cappiello is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cappiello's office for an appointment.

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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 is a Sunnyvale, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at Seattle Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Wheeler is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wheeler's practice is open to new patients.

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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 general pediatrician in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Huan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Huan include preventive care and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Huan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 general pediatrician. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah is an internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Shah has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Tan Nguyen's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifullah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babin honors. Dr. Babin studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Prabhakar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.