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

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

Dr. Donatella Graffino is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Dr. Graffino is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graffino attended medical school at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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

Dr. David Lerman practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lerman include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lerman studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Frederic John Scoopo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Frederic Scoopo, who practices in Summit, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Scoopo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. John Oppenheimer is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Oppenheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppenheimer include 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Oppenheimer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is affiliated with 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. Stanley Bruce Fiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 Madison Ave(cystic Fibrosis Appts)
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Fiel's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Fiel's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Fiel's hospital/clinic 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. Kathryn Philbin Alberti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Alberti's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alberti at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alberti honors. Dr. Alberti speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Epstein is a Cedar Knolls, NJ physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Dr. Epstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matti-Orozco attended medical school 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) speaks Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Matti-Orozco's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Arthur Atlas is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Atlas attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atlas include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Maria Ocasio sees patients in Chatham, NJ. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ocasio's clinical interests: prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Ocasio speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Cooper practices pediatric pulmonology in Morristown, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Cooper is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cooper is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 an infectious disease specialist in Morristown, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Salaki graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Salaki's hospital/clinic 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.