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We found 8 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorr is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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 his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 practices general pediatrics in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Waldman completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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 is a general pediatrician in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Seligson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Richard Matthay's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in New Haven, CT and Madison, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Matthay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Matthay performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matthay takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Palazzo's medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palazzo takes. She is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palazzo's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pulmonologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsenin honors. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karas honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Karas attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Karas 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 practices adult pulmonology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rogol studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rogol is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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.