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

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

Dr. Bruce Champagne is an internist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Champagne's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His clinical interests include cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Sam Faradyan is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. Dr. Faradyan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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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 is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast pain, acne, and sports physicals. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs is rated highly by her patients. 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 has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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, who practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Gurevich attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Gurevich completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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