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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6580 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karkanitsa obtained his medical school training at Minsk State Medical Institute and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Fereshteh Ahmadian is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmadian is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmadian honors. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Connolly practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He speaks Polish. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smerling honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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 has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cutney studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cutney's office for an appointment.

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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 general internist in Fairfield, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Lastomirsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi sees patients in Orange, CT and Bridgeport, CT. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fahmi is a graduate of Sir Salimullah Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Fahmi trained 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. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Irena Veksler-Offengenden sees patients in Fairfield, CT and Monroe, CT. Her medical specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veksler-Offengenden is open to new patients. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She speaks Russian.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Backman's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Backman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Insect ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2475 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan is a pediatrician in Monroe, CT, Newtown, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paramanathan studied medicine at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. Dr. Paramanathan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Catherine Kumaradhas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kumaradhas is open to new patients. Dr. Kumaradhas's training includes a residency program at Griffin Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Roberta Lockhart is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lockhart is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lockhart is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Child Abuse, Sports Health, Hearing Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Esposito's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Esposito attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Esposito is conversant in 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, Newborn Care, Asthma, Sinus Problems

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kipperman graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Dr. Kipperman is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For her residency, Dr. Dawlagala trained at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Dawlagala honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (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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