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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Champagne specializes in general internal medicine and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Champagne's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Champagne accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally 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 Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and German. Dr. Faradyan's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Faradyan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Dana Jacobs practices family medicine in West Palm Beach, FL. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Gurevich is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gurevich honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Gurevich has an open panel.

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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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