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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Bruce Champagne is a general internist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Champagne's areas of expertise include cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Champagne obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Champagne 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)

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 is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Faradyan's areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Faradyan studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobs include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. Patients rated Dr. Jacobs highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. After attending 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 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Samuel Gurevich specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gurevich average 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Gurevich graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in 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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