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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorin takes. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency.

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Dr. Michael Leonard Lippmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5401 Old York Road, Klein Building; Suite 331
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Lippmann specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bronchitis and asthma. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lippmann takes. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Lippmann completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lippmann has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lippmann (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and German. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, 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.