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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 specializes in general internal medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Woiwode has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cappiello's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cappiello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is especially interested in early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. Dr. Wheeler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Wheeler attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wheeler accepts. She 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 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Anlin Xu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
130 Bellerose Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Anlin Xu's specialty is allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xu include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu 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. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional 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's medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babin include general care. Dr. Babin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babin's hospital/clinic 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 works as a family practice physician in Sunnyvale, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Caiping Tang, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
21040 Homestead; #102
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Caiping Tang practices acupuncture in Cupertino, CA. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Tang honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is conversant in Cantonese.

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All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Mr. Pei Wang practices acupuncture. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He honors 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 is an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.