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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 is a general pediatrician in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dorr is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dorr is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Waldman attended Harvard Medical School. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waldman honors. Dr. Waldman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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. Dr. Seligson takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He 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 professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Seligson's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Palazzo honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Palazzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She 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 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. Dr. Karas graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rogol is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rogol is accepting new patients.

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

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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. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohsenin is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mohsenin trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency.

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