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

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

Dr. Bruce Champagne practices general internal medicine 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 areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Champagne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Champagne 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. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Champagne (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Champagne 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and German. He is professionally 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' specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jacobs has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is 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.