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We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Medford, NJ.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
639 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner sees patients in Burlington, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Delran, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorfner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorfner accepts. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dorfner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Kennedy Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Cohen attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cohen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
135 Jackson Road; Suite B
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Terri Murphy specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include bulimia, warts, and ankle sprain. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Murphy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Associates of Southern Nj; Medford Leas, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James D'amico's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. D'amico accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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 Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 211
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Bantz is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Bantz's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, pulmonary testing, and autoimmune disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Bantz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bantz graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Pulmonary Testing, Hives, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Trudo's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ. Dr. Trudo's areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trudo honors. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Trudo completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (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.