We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept US Family Health Plan near Morristown, NJ.

Dr. Frederic J Scoopo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Frederic Scoopo is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scoopo graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Scoopo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley B Fiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 Madison Ave(cystic Fibrosis Appts)
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Fiel is a pulmonologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. Dr. Fiel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Fiel's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Executive Health, Asthma

Dr. Donatella B Graffino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Donatella Graffino specializes in pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology and practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Dr. Graffino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Dr. Graffino's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Allergies, Skin Issues, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Kathryn Philbin Alberti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Alberti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alberti include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Alberti a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alberti is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Lerman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Lerman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lerman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Matthew D Epstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Epstein works as an adult pulmonologist in Cedar Knolls, NJ. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patient ratings for Dr. Epstein average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Allergies, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Oppenheimer, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. John Oppenheimer's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Oppenheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Oppenheimer's areas of expertise include the following: executive health, asthma, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppenheimer at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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All Interests: Allergies, Executive Health, Asthma

Dr. Chirag Vijaykumar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; Suite 101
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur B Atlas, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Pulmonology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Atlas, who practices in Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. In Dr. Atlas's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atlas accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Brenda Marcia Matti-Orozco, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 350 and 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Matti-Orozco's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Clinical interests for Dr. Matti-Orozco include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matti-Orozco studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Matti-Orozco (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Matti-Orozco is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, Asthma

Dr. Maria Elena Ocasio De Olvina, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
492 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Ocasio's medical specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ocasio is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Ocasio is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Ocasio is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David M Cooper, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Cooper is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cooper has a special interest in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cooper completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. John S Salaki, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. John Salaki is a specialist in infectious disease. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Salaki include thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. Dr. Salaki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Bladder ... (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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