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

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

Dr. Robert Dorr's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Dorr graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dorr welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman practices general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Waldman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Raymond Seligson's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seligson graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Seligson is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Palazzo is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Palazzo is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Karas is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Karas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Karas is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2514 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vahid Mohsenin specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Madison, CT, New Haven, CT, and Norwich, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mohsenin accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mohsenin completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Rogol is an adult pulmonology specialist in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rogol is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.
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