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 specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include general care. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar 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 in Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Woiwode include general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woiwode is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Woiwode attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Cappiello performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is professionally 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. Anlin Xu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
130 Bellerose Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Anlin Xu's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Xu's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, 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, Allergy Skin Testing, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathryn Wheeler practices general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Wheeler attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wheeler include early childhood development, immunization (preventive vaccines), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Wheeler is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wheeler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for his residency. Dr. Huan's areas of expertise include the following: preventive care and asthma. Dr. Huan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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 practices general pediatrics in Sunnyvale, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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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 works as a family practice physician. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Saifullah completed a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. In Dr. Saifullah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saifullah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah is professionally 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: 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 area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Babin focuses on general care. Dr. Babin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Babin is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from 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 practices family medicine. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In her practice, Dr. Prabhakar focuses on general care. Patients gave Dr. Prabhakar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Her 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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Dr. Caiping Tang, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
21040 Homestead; #102
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Caiping Tang practices acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She speaks Cantonese.

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

Mr. Pei Wang's specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Mr. Wang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Mr. Wang accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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's area of specialization is acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Ms. Young honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, she speaks 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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