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

Dr. Aidan Long is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Long takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long's professional affiliations include Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Long welcomes new patients.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist in Leominster, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Scott at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scott is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Virginia S Kharasch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, General Pediatrics
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Virginia Kharasch works as a pediatric pulmonologist and general pediatrician in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Kharasch graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinctions: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. Dr. Kharasch (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, 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 pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Oettgen include anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, and immunotherapy. Dr. Oettgen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Dr. Oettgen welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy Of Allergy and Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Martha Fishman sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Martha Fishman's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fishman's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Fishman studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman completed Dr. Fishman's residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman has received distinctions including Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Joshua Boyce practices pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Boyce is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Dr. Boyce obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boyce include: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW. Outstanding Teaching : Glaxo Welcome Clinical; and Scientist AW. (K08) 1995: Charles P. Hood Found. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Gaffin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is in-network for Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. Dr. Gaffin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. R. Harris is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Harris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Harris has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Teacher of the Year MICU Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Broff is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Broff has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John J Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Lee's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Johnson Wong practices adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Martin Ostro works as an allergist/immunologist in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA. Dr. Ostro graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jewish General Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Ostro is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. Dr. Ostro is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Asthma

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

Dr. Julie Stepanian works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Stepanian's areas of expertise consist of adolescent issues and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago Medical School. Dr. Stepanian is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Watertown, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Megan Sandel specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Boston, MA. Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandel honors. Dr. Sandel attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Sandel completed a residency program at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She has received professional recognition including the following: Pre Clinical Sciences Teaching Award Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Somali. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Sandel's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Tepas is especially interested in immunodeficiency, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tepas has received professional recognition including the following: Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases Research Award; Arline and Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship; and Society For Pediatric Research - Student Research Program. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Steven M Matloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Steven Matloff, who practices in Boston, MA, Chestnut Hill, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Atrius Health. Dr. Matloff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matloff's office for an appointment. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, 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.
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