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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kumar include general care. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is closed to new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 works as an internist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode has a special interest in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode is not accepting new patients at this time. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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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. Patients rated Dr. Cappiello highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Cappiello's medical residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Anlin Xu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
130 Bellerose Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Anlin Xu practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Xu's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Xu attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathryn Wheeler is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave Dr. Wheeler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wheeler attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah is accepting 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huan include preventive care and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huan's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Sayema Saifullah specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Saifullah's training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah is open to 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 is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babin accepts. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Babin 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar's clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prabhakar accepts. 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 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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Dr. Caiping Tang, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
21040 Homestead; #102
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Caiping Tang specializes in acupuncture and practices in Cupertino, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Tang accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is conversant in Cantonese.

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

Mr. Pei Wang practices acupuncture. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Mr. Wang takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Cancer Supportive Care, Migraine, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Tracy Young specializes in acupuncture and practices in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. Ms. Young's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She accepts 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.
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