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We found 19 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare near Monroe, CT.

Dr. Kenneth Scott Backman, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Backman's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Backman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Backman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao sees patients in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Smerling is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Irena Veksler is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Veksler attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Veksler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Veksler is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Hay Fever, Cough, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
115 Technology Drive; Suite B 302
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Michael King is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Facial Pain, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Landis works as a pediatrician in Southport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Landis is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15 Corporate Drive; #2-2
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Evangelista's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Evangelista is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Bloom is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Bloom takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hay Fever, Hives, Asthma, Food Allergy

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
450 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Paramanathan attended the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. Dr. Paramanathan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Adoption Issues, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Consultation, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
450 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella works as a general pediatrician. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Citarella accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Citarella graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Marivic Botta practices general pediatrics in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Botta's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Botta is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Ear Infection, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Turetsky's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Turetsky average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Turetsky is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His medical residency was performed at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John-Paul Ayala's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ayala attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ayala is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Rudolph specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rudolph takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Rudolph attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rudolph is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum sees patients in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baum attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He accepts Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum 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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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.