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We found 23 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, 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. 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
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, 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 is a general pediatrician in Wellesley Hills, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monica include asthma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Monica trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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'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

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, 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
2014 Washington Street
Newton, 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 Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Perdita Permaul, who practices in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Permaul honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Primary Immunodeficiency, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Martha P Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Martha Fishman is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fishman is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Fishman's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Fishman has received professional recognition including the following: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishman's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Jonathan M Gaffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin practices pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He takes Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Gaffin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gaffin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. R. Harris' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Harris trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teacher of the Year; and MICU Teaching Award.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin David Broff, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Broff practices allergy & immunology in Weymouth, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Broff has a special interest in immunotherapy, drug allergy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Broff include: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy 1995-96.. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, 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.