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's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Dorfner is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Dorfner takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dorfner completed a residency program 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 is a pulmonologist. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include bulimia, warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Murphy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Murphy trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. She is professionally 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 sees patients in Medford, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. D'amico's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Medford, NJ. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, pulmonary testing, and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Bantz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program 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. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trudo attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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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.