We found 30 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept TRICARE near Bridgeport, CT.

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

Dr. Michael Connolly's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Connolly trained at Bridgeport Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Connolly takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Connolly 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Backman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Backman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients gave Dr. Smerling an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smerling accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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 sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Veksler trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Veksler's office for an appointment.

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

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 affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmadian's office for an appointment. Dr. Ahmadian attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Ahmadian completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi's specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fahmi graduated from Sir Salimullah Medical College. Dr. Fahmi's training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6580 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa works as a general internist in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Karkanitsa's residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2475 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan practices general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paramanathan accepts. She has an open panel. Dr. Paramanathan graduated from the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Cutney specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cutney completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Cutney a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cutney is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. David Lastomirsky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Lastomirsky is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Lastomirsky attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is in-network for Guardian, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Dr. Lastomirsky has an open panel.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
52 Beach Road; Suite 107
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Kumaradhas' specialty is general internal medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumaradhas completed her residency training at Griffin Hospital. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumaradhas welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Roberta Lockhart's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lockhart is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lockhart's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jay Esposito's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Esposito average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Esposito is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Esposito speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman works as a general pediatrician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kipperman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Kipperman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
471 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Umanga Dawlagala practices general pediatrics. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For her residency, Dr. Dawlagala trained at Harlem Hospital Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lane takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lane welcomes 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.
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