We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Guardian near Ansonia, CT.

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

Dr. Nelson Chao is an adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology specialist in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao honors. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
400 Main Street
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Douglas Curtiss works as a pediatrician. Dr. Curtiss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Curtiss attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curtiss welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Lavallee is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Lavallee takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lavallee is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Neil Smerling's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smerling is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur is a general pediatrician. Dr. Jackson-McArthur's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Jackson-McArthur attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Jackson-McArthur speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 Internal Medicine
264 Amity Road; Suite 101
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. M. Marer's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem. Dr. Marer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Marer completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Marer (or staff) speaks Hungarian and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Fadi Hammoud, who practices in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hammoud is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hammoud trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Baum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Germano average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Germano completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Germano has an open panel.

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

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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.