We found 24 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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

Dr. Jordan Scott is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include immunotherapy, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed Dr. Scott at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA, Wellesley Hills, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. Dr. Matloff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Matloff welcomes 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Galgano's areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galgano graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for his residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Long include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Long accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Long welcomes new patients. He attended the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices general pediatrics. He speaks Sign Language. In Dr. Monica's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Monica is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Dr. Monica is open to 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 sees patients in Somerville, MA and Watertown, MA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include adolescent issues and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Stepanian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. She welcomes new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. 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. 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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Oettgen completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oettgen include immunodeficiency, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. Dr. Oettgen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinctions: American Academy Of Allergy And Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Oettgen is 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)

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, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of pneumonia, asthma, and cough. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Uluer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Uluer studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Uluer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, 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's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Fishman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman's distinctions include: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). 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

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Dutta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Dutta's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Gaffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Gaffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Martin Broff works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Broff include immunotherapy, drug allergy, and asthma. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, First Health, and more. Dr. Broff graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy 1995-96.. Dr. Broff is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Megan T Sandel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Megan Sandel's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Sandel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Somali. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics' residency program. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. She has received the following distinction: Pre Clinical Sciences Teaching Award Boston University School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sandel's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Community Health Issues, Failure to Thrive, Asthma

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

Dr. Johnson Wong's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wong speaks Chinese. He 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

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 7 East
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Martin Ostro specializes in allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in asthma and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Ostro's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostro accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ostro studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ostro trained at Jewish General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. Dr. Ostro (or staff) is conversant in French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. He works in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. Dr. Boyce is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyce include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boyce is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, 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.