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

Dr. Bruce A Champagne, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Champagne works as a general internist. He is rated highly by his patients. His 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 honors. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Champagne attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Faradyan highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faradyan include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Faradyan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Dana Jacobs' medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jacobs has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Gurevich practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Gurevich is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gurevich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.