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

Dr. Scott Michael Dorfner, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
639 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorfner include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorfner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Jefferson Health.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Cohen is an adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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

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 is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. James D'amico is a general internist. Dr. D'amico is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'amico accepts. Dr. D'amico 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)

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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bantz include contact dermatitis, pulmonary testing, and autoimmune disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Frank Trudo is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Trudo obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency 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.
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