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

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

Dr. Kenneth Backman specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patients gave Dr. Backman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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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, General Pediatrics
2900 Main Street; Suite 3c
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connolly's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Connolly completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Connolly's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Irena Veksler works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Veksler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Veksler's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Faye Ahmadian is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Ahmadian honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dr. Fahmi performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In addition to English, Dr. Fahmi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fahmi's office for an appointment.

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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
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling works as an internist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He 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. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smerling 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 Internal Medicine
6580 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karkanitsa attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

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

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

Dr. Catherine Kumaradhas' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumaradhas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Kumaradhas's training includes a residency program at Griffin Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Paramanathan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Tamil.

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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, General Pediatrics
4775 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Cutney is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cutney graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Cutney average 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cutney accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Lastomirsky's specialty is general internal medicine. He honors Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Lastomirsky's residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. He 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: 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 sees patients in Milford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Lockhart completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockhart accepts. 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
888 White Plains Road; Suite 214
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jay Esposito's specialty is general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esposito accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Esposito speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, Physical Exams, Newborn Care, Asthma, Sinus Problems

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Milford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kipperman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kipperman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, 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's specialty is general pediatrics. For her professional training, Dr. Dawlagala completed a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Dawlagala honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Lane (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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.