We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near West Palm Beach, FL.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Bruce Champagne is an internist in North Palm Beach, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Champagne's areas of expertise include cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champagne accepts. Dr. Champagne attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Restless Leg Syndrome, Men's Health Issues, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Family Medicine Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Dana Jacobs works as a family practitioner in West Palm Beach, FL. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jacobs studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Immunization, Bursitis, Cellulitis, Contraception, Plantar Warts, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Sam Faradyan specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Faradyan include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Faradyan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Samuel Gurevich practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Gurevich highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gurevich attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Gurevich speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (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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