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We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept First Health near Guilford, CT.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Building 2 Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Dorr practices general pediatrics. Dr. Dorr's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Dorr's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical Exams, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Waldman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Waldman is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Consultation, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Seligson practices general pediatrics in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Seligson attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Seligson 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: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Palazzo attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palazzo honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Allergies, Sickle Cell Disease, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2514 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vahid Mohsenin's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mohsenin performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Function Test, Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
230 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. David Karas' areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Karas studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Karas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Rogol is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rogol's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rogol's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary ... (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.