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We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept CIGNA PPO near Hammonton, NJ.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
369 White Horse Pike
Waterford Works, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Pearson practices family medicine. Dr. Pearson speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearson include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Pearson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia sees patients in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
187 S Route 73
Braddock, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goudsward is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Goudsward attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
858 S White Horse Pike; Augusta Professional Center Suite B2
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Nurkiewicz practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurkiewicz include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. The average patient rating for Dr. Nurkiewicz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
8 N White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Pratima Parikh specializes in adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, she completed her residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Parikh a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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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.