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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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backman honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Backman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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, who practices in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Veksler is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler speaks Russian.

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

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

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling welcomes 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 General Pediatrics
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Landis is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landis honors. Dr. Landis has an open panel. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his 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 Adult Allergy & Immunology
115 Technology Drive; Suite B 302
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Michael King is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Katherine Bloom, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Bloom 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. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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 Internal Medicine
15 Corporate Drive; #2-2
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Evangelista is an internist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evangelista is a graduate of 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
450 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan is a general pediatrician. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Paramanathan attended the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paramanathan welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatrician in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. Dr. Citarella's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Citarella welcomes 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Botta honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Botta's 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

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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. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Turetsky's training includes a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Turetsky is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Turetsky's practice is open to 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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salam takes. He trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ayala trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. 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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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rudolph is accepting 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 Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Baum honors Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.