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We found 14 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Clara, CA.

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. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kumar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kumar 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. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Woiwode attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Woiwode has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Woiwode is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave Dr. Cappiello an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Cappiello attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include 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 works as a pediatrician. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. Dr. Wheeler is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler has an open panel.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huan include preventive care and asthma. Dr. Huan 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. Huan honors. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Huan attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Saifullah focuses on general care. Dr. Saifullah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah has an open panel.

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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 is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Babin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Babin is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar is a family medicine physician in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar's areas of expertise include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Prabhakar is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Caiping Tang, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
21070 Homestead Road; Suite 100
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Caiping Tang specializes in acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Tang is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Xiuqing Cheng
Specializes in Acupuncture
21607 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA
 

Ms. Xiuqing Cheng's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and Russian.

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Pei Pei S Wang
Specializes in Acupuncture
260 S. Sunnyvale Avenue; Suite 8
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Mr. Pei Wang specializes in acupuncture. These areas are among Mr. Wang's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Tracy Tsaefen Young
Specializes in Acupuncture
5150 Graves Avenue; Suite 11h
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Tracy Young's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is conversant in Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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.