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We found 18 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Anthem near Ansonia, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chao is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Chao obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Smerling is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Smerling graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
400 Main Street
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Douglas Curtiss sees patients in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Curtiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curtiss's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Curtiss (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Bradley Road; Suite 709
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. William Schreiber's specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schreiber attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schreiber takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L Lavallee Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Robert Lavallee's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Lavallee trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lavallee is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Obesity, Immunization, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Landis is a general pediatrician in Southport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Landis is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
130 Division Street
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Kumaradhas practices general internal medicine in Derby, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kumaradhas trained at Griffin Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
111 New Haven Avenue; Unit #5
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jackson-McArthur at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jackson-McArthur welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, Obesity, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1 Bradley Road; Suite 102
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. Shari Storeygard specializes in general pediatrics and practices in New Haven, CT and Woodbridge, CT. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Storeygard attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Behavior Problems, Breastfeeding Issues

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
264 Amity Road; Suite 101
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. M. Marer's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marer accepts. She has an open panel. Dr. Marer obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Marer (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1 Bradley Road
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. Carol Dorfman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorfman include asthma and hospital care. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Hospital Care

Dr. Fadi Mohamad Hammoud, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
400 Main Street
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Fadi Hammoud works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hammoud completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hammoud is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Child Abuse, Hearing Test, Sports Health, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is in-network for Guardian, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Baum attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Gerald Germano is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Germano accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Germano's residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Respiratory Infection, Hay Fever, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. David Karas is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karas honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Karas attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
25 Constitution Boulevard South
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Michelle Rivelli works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Stratford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Rivelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivelli accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Sports Health, Physical Exams, ... (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.