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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Empedrad completed Dr. Empedrad's residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Goldstein has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Dvorin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: contact dermatitis, immunization (preventive vaccines), and bronchitis. Dr. Ku's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health and Cooper University Health Care. Before performing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Ku attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
5045 Route 130 South
Delran, NJ
 

Dr. Ciana Hayes is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and soft tissue injury. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Advocare Delran Pediatrics. Dr. Hayes takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayes graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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.