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 practices allergy & immunology in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Backman's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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 is an adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology specialist in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao honors. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Irena Veksler works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Dr. Veksler accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She speaks Russian. Dr. Veksler is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Landis works as a pediatrician. Dr. Landis is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Landis welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael King's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). For his residency, Dr. King trained at Greenwich Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Neil Smerling's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smerling is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Katherine Bloom is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bloom takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Paramanathan attended medical school at the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paramanathan's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Citarella is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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

Dr. Marivic Botta is a general pediatrician. Dr. Botta is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, Dr. Botta attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Botta is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Evangelista's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Evangelista 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)

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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 in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Turetsky is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Turetsky takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Baum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His residency was performed at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Italian.

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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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Fairfield, CT. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayala is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Rudolph honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rudolph is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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.