We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept MultiPlan near Pennington, NJ.

Dr. Michael Justin Riggall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25 South Route 31
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Riggall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Riggall's areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Behavior Problems, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Florian Helmrich, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
25 Route 31 South
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Helmrich is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Helmrich attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Helmrich's professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Lung Problems, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Peter Phillip Pellegrino, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25 Route 31 South
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Pellegrino's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of ear infection, asthma, and sports physicals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Pellegrino's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Pellegrino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Physical Exams, Sports Physicals, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Ashgan A Elshinawy, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Federal City Road; Building A
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Ashgan Elshinawy practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology in Monroe, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Plainsboro, NJ. Dr. Elshinawy studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elshinawy is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Goldberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3100 Princeton Pike; Building 3, 3rd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Goldberg's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include thyroid problems, heart problems, and depression. Dr. Goldberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed a residency program at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor D Iturbides, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Two Capital Way; Suite 359
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Iturbides is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Iturbides is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Electrolyte Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paula Grasso Zollner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
65 S Main Street; Building A Suite 101
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Paula Zollner specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Pennington, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Zollner studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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All Interests: Hearing Test, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Arvind Gomes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3100 Princeton Pike; Building 3, 3rd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Gomes specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomes include thyroid problems, ulcers, and angina. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Ingrid Sordo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2 Capital Way; Suite 359
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Sordo practices general internal medicine in Pennington, NJ. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: menstrual disorders, thyroid problems, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Sordo's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Her medical residency was performed at Capital Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sordo takes.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Family Planning, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Weinstein, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3100 Princeton Pike; Building 3, 3rd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Weinstein's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), thyroid problems, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Shapiro, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
132 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Eugene Shapiro is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include asthma, lead poisoning, and allergies. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Matthew R Howe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Howe works as a pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Howe is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Howe's areas of expertise include the following: ear infection, asthma, and allergies. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Ear Infection, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Priti Narula Narula, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Federal City Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Narula sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Somerset Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: well women care, outpatient care, and hepatitis. Dr. Narula is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Narula is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasir Hussain A. Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Federal City Road; Building A
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Nasir Shaikh is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Shaikh's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well women care, outpatient care, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaikh attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. For his professional training, Dr. Shaikh completed a residency program at Conemaugh Health System.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Parkway Avenue; Suite 5
Ewing, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Jass' specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jass's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, well women care, and trigger point injections. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Jass is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Outpatient Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cara Jeanette Barlis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3131 Princeton Pike; Building 4 Suite 100
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Cara Barlis sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, well women care, and outpatient care. Dr. Barlis is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. After attending Queen's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Toronto General Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Bronchitis, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Well Women Care, ... (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.