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We found 29 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept TRICARE near Bridgeport, CT.

Dr. Michael J Connolly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2900 Main Street; Suite 3c
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connolly is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Connolly attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Connolly welcomes 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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backman honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Backman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

Dr. Irena Veksler's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Veksler is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler speaks Russian.

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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
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (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. Dr. Ahmadian honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ahmadian's practice is open to 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
4699 Main Street; Suite 102
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. Dr. Fahmi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Sir Salimullah Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fahmi is open to 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, General Pediatrics
4775 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Cutney's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Cutney's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cutney is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For her professional training, Dr. Kumaradhas completed a residency program at Griffin Hospital. Dr. Kumaradhas honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Paramanathan attended the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paramanathan welcomes 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 Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Lastomirsky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He takes Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lastomirsky attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lastomirsky welcomes new patients.

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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
888 White Plains Road; Suite 214
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jay Esposito is a pediatrician. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esposito accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Esposito 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 Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Roberta Lockhart is a pediatrician in Milford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lockhart takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Lockhart's training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman practices general pediatrics in Milford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Kipperman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kipperman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Kipperman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Umanga S Dawlagala, MD
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 professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawlagala takes. She has an open panel. She trained at Harlem Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala.

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

Dr. Pritee Gada, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3715 Main Street; Suite 200
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Pritee Gada works as a family practitioner. Dr. Gada is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane works as an otolaryngologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lane has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.