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 sees patients in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Dorr graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Dorr's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is 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

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 professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Patients gave Dr. Waldman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seligson's office for an appointment. 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.

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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 sees patients in Branford, CT, Guilford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Palazzo attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Palazzo's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palazzo takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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' specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He practices in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karas honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karas is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mohsenin completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsenin takes. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogol accepts. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Rogol trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Rogol is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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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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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