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We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Gold near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinna Sabine Bowser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1401 Route 70 East, Suite 26; Suite 26
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Corinna Bowser is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowser include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bowser takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Bowser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Bowser is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Pavilions of Voorhees
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Min Ku's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, immunization (preventive vaccines), and bronchitis. Dr. Ku is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO. Her professional affiliations include Aria Health and Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Larosa specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Larosa's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larosa accepts. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Larosa is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Juen Kim, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
210 Ark Road; Larchmont Medical Center Ii, Suite 109
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Juen Kim's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Spectrum Health. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
212 Route 38
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. David Headley is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Headley trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Headley include cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. Dr. Headley is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (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.