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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2900 Main Street; Suite 3c
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connolly is an internist and general pediatrician in Stratford, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Connolly average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Scott Backman, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
55 Walls Drive; Suite 405
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Backman is an allergist/immunologist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backman accepts. Dr. Backman is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Backman's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, 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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Walls Drive; Suite 405
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Irena Veksler's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Veksler attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Veksler welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Hay Fever, Cough, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4699 Main Street; Suite 102
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi practices general internal medicine in Orange, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at Sir Salimullah Medical College. Dr. Fahmi trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for her residency. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fahmi welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Faye Ahmadian's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ahmadian trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmadian welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4775 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Cutney practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cutney attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Cutney is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
52 Beach Road; Suite 107
Fairfield, 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
2475 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Paramanathan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Adoption Issues, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Consultation, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
888 White Plains Road; Suite 214
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jay Esposito practices general pediatrics in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Esposito is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Esposito speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Newborn Care, Asthma, Sinus Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Lastomirsky specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lastomirsky graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Lastomirsky trained at Bridgeport Hospital. Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lastomirsky accepts. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Roberta Lockhart specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Milford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Dr. Lockhart speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She obtained her medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lockhart at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman's specialty is general pediatrics. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kipperman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kipperman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Lead Poisoning, Attention Deficit Disorder, Travel Medicine, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
471 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Umanga Dawlagala specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Dawlagala completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
52 Beach Road; Suite 107
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Muhammad Sharfuddin's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He takes Anthem, POMCO, ConnectiCare, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Sharfuddin trained at Mount Vernon Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sharfuddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sharfuddin has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lane is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Balance Disorders, ... (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.