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 is a general pediatrician in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dorr's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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, Physical Exams, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Waldman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waldman accepts. Dr. Waldman has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Seligson attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Seligson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He is 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Palazzo's 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. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. 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

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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karas accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karas obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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
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. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rogol's office for an appointment. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2514 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vahid Mohsenin specializes in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mohsenin completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohsenin is open to 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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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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