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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorfner include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dorfner trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Kennedy Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors.

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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 and practices in Medford, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include bulimia, warts, and ankle sprain. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Murphy graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Murphy trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. D'amico obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bantz include contact dermatitis, pulmonary testing, and autoimmune disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Bantz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bantz's 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 sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Trudo's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Trudo attended medical school at Albany 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.