We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna near Flemington, NJ.

Dr. Andrew Jerry Pedinoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Pedinoff is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Skillman, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Plainsboro, NJ. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Pedinoff is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David B Cohn, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, General Internal Medicine, Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
6 Sand Hill Road; Suite 202
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. David Cohn's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), general internal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohn include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patients gave Dr. Cohn an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn honors. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Cohn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cohn is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Helen Sharlene Skolnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Helen Skolnick's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Skolnick's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and ear infection. Patient ratings for Dr. Skolnick average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skolnick graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Julie A Caucino, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Julie Caucino's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Skillman, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Flemington, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Caucino is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Dr. Darrell Loren Southern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. D. Southern's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Southern is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Southern attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Kristen Melissa Sikorski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Kristen Sikorski's medical specialty is general internal medicine and allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sikorski's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sikorski honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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.