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

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

Dr. Parul Kumar sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Kumar's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar is closed to 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 in Sunnyvale, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Woiwode is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Woiwode's residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her 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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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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Cappiello a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah has a special interest in general care. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Huan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: preventive care and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Huan attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Huan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Kathryn Wheeler sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wheeler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wheeler obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic 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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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Parenting Issues

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

Dr. Wendy Wang practices general pediatrics. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Wang's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. 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: 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is 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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Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Saifullah's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Natividad Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Saifullah include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Denise Babin's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Babin include general care. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar specializes in family medicine. Dr. Prabhakar's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar's 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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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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