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

Dr. Howard Alan Grossman, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Howard Grossman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grossman's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, depression, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Healthfirst, and Aetna. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, HIV ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; 14th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan works as a pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Faradyan is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel A Gurevich, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Gurevich practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gurevich attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. James Kirvin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirvin include knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder ... (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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