We found 17 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 is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Backman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Backman attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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

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

Dr. Nelson Chao's specialties are adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cabrini Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Neil Smerling works as an internist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smerling at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smerling's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Irena Veksler's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Veksler takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Veksler is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael King's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Landis specializes in general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Landis studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landis honors. Dr. Landis is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
450 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan practices general pediatrics in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paramanathan is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Katherine Bloom sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bloom is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Joseph Evangelista sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Evangelista is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
450 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella is a general pediatrician in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. Dr. Citarella is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Citarella trained at Bridgeport Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Citarella (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Citarella is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Marivic Botta is a general pediatrician in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Botta speaks Filipino. Dr. Botta is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Arthur Turetsky practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Turetsky an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turetsky honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Turetsky trained at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Eric Baum, who practices in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baum trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum accepts Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam sees patients in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salam takes. His medical residency was performed at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. John-Paul Ayala's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayala average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ayala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ayala is accepting new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rudolph completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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