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We found 46 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Chestnut Hill, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hamilos is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilos include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hamilos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilos's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include **also Board Certified In Clinical Laboratory; Immunology**; and 1984-Park Davis Award To Allergy/immunology Fellow. Dr. Hamilos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hamilos is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Long attended medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Maclean has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at International. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. In addition to English, Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Jordan E Scott, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jordan Scott's specialty is allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Scott's clinical interests: immunotherapy, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Dr. Scott is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Steven M Matloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Steven Matloff practices adult allergy & immunology in Boston, MA, Wellesley Hills, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. He has a special interest in asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matloff attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Dr. Richard Charles Galgano, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Richard Galgano's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Galgano is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galgano studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Galgano is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Overuse Injuries, Hypertension, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taylor H Monica, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Taylor Monica's specialty is general pediatrics. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Monica takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Monica attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Julie Lopes Stepanian, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Julie Stepanian's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stepanian include adolescent issues and asthma. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Stepanian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Stepanian graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago and Medical School.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

Dr. David Stephen Green, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Green is a pulmonologist in Concord, MA and Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: extended care facilities and asthma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Clinician of the Year, Central Middlesex District and Mass Medical Society, .. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Green welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Extended Care Facilities, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street; Cox 201
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Dutta's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Dutta has an open panel.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Wong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed residency programs at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Dermatitis, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Hans C Oettgen, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Hans Oettgen is a specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. Dr. Oettgen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Oettgen completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oettgen has received include American Academy Of Allergy And Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Recurrent Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
850 Boylston Street; Suite 540
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Boyce completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyce include asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. Dr. Boyce is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Boyce's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ahmet Z Uluer, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
300 Longwood Avenue; Farley, 4th Floor, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ahmet Uluer is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Uluer graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include pneumonia, asthma, and cough. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Uluer (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Unfortunately, Dr. Uluer is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alexandra Cist is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Boston, MA. Her clinical interests include intensive care and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cist obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received distinctions including Board Certified, Board of Internal Medicine.; Sub-Board Certifications in Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine Board; and Internal Medicine). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Cist is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
55 Fruit Street; Bul 205e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Ferris practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Boston, MA. Dr. Ferris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ferris include preventive care and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ferris honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Pediatric Scientist Development Award; Nathaniel Bowditch Award; and Socius Award of the National Patient Safety Foundation. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Asthma

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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.