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We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Sewell, NJ.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

Dr. Steven Andrew Litz, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
600 Jessup Road; Suite 102
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Litz's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Litz include tonsilitis, contact dermatitis, and pulmonary testing. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Litz is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Lung Problems, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain works as a general internist in Turnersville, NJ and Blackwood, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Jain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
151 Fries Mills Road
Tunersville, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Michelson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michelson's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michelson graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
297 Westwood Drive
West Deprtford, NJ
 

Dr. Gloria Durelli practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include acne, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Durelli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Durelli is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Croup, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
300 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Runnemede, NJ. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Eugene Gatti specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Marlton, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Gatti include pulmonary testing, skin allergy, and eczema. Patient ratings for Dr. Gatti average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gatti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Croup, Allergies, Pulmonary Testing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso is a family medicine physician in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Tomasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tomasso is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Rocco Toci, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Toci works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Toci include immunotherapy, asthma, and skin allergy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Hives, Skin Testing, Dermatitis, Skin Allergy, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Chen graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Virtua Voorhees. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
297 Westwood Drive
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Jones-Hicks is an adolescent medicine specialist in Woodbury, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Jones-Hicks's areas of expertise include acne, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones-Hicks graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jones-Hicks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Croup, Allergies, ... (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.