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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 Allergy & Immunology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long works as an allergist/immunologist. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long's clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Long attended the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Long has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hamilos works as an adult allergist and immunologist. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hamilos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamilos is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamilos 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 affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at International. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Matloff's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Matloff is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Matloff is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Galgano offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Galgano include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Galgano attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Galgano is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jordan Scott specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Leominster, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Green works as a pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Green is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Green is especially interested in extended care facilities and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. Dr. Green has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Clinician of the Year, Central Middlesex District and Mass Medical Society, ..

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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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Dutta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Dutta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Taylor Monica works as a pediatrician in Wellesley Hills, MA and Boston, MA. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Monica include asthma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Monica speaks Sign Language. Dr. Monica is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Julie Stepanian works as a pediatrician. She is especially interested in adolescent issues and asthma. Dr. Stepanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stepanian include: Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago and Medical School.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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

Dr. Johnson Wong is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wong attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Oettgen studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. His distinctions include: American Academy Of Allergy And Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Oettgen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Oettgen is open to 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 sees patients in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boyce has a special interest in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyce honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Uluer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Uluer's areas of clinical interest consist of pneumonia, asthma, and cough. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uluer takes. He is closed to 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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Cist performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cist has received the following distinctions: 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. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cist has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is especially interested in preventive care and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferris graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ferris has received the following distinctions: Pediatric Scientist Development Award; Nathaniel Bowditch Award; and Socius Award of the National Patient Safety Foundation. In addition to English, Dr. Ferris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.