We found 26 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare near Union, NJ.

Dr. Steven Jay Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
381 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Weiss is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, celiac disease, and wheezing. Dr. Weiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary C Pien, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pien is a specialist in pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. He works in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Pien include drug allergy, celiac disease, and wheezing. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pien takes. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 411
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco works as a general internist in Warren, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Dr. Tiongco's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. She is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Tiongco attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel S Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Mendelson's specialties are pediatric infectious disease and allergy & immunology. He practices in Mountainside, NJ, Newark, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, lyme disease, and travel medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendelson accepts. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine, Dr. Mendelson completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Recurrent Infections, Hay Fever, Lyme ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunita Kanumury, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
402 Chesnut Street
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Sunita Kanumury's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kanumury's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She attended Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kanumury (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Stuart Jay Leff, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
318 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Leff practices general internal medicine. Dr. Leff is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in asthma, alzheimer's disease, and allergies. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Leff studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
94 Old Short Hills Road; Department of Medicine
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Gagliardi's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Gagliardi graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gagliardi completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of clinical interest consist of bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory infection. Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagliardi honors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Respiratory Infection, Bronchitis, Asthma

Dr. Frederic J Scoopo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Springfield Avenue; 3rd Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Frederic Scoopo's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Scoopo's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Scoopo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 307
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. David Brown's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Overlook Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
745 Northfield Road; Suite #4
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Karen Ziemke's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ziemke is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hives, Food Allergy, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1139 Raritan Road; Suite 201
Clark, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Benincasa is a pediatric immunology and adult allergy & immunology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Benincasa is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Benincasa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Donatella B Graffino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
1 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Donatella Graffino's specialties are pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. She practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Dr. Graffino's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Graffino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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. Federico Cerrone, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
1 Springfield Avenue; First Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Federico Cerrone specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Cerrone focuses on sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Cerrone's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cerrone is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
190 Meisel Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Rolando Lozano is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Lozano include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and asthma. Dr. Lozano has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lozano is a graduate of National University of San Marcos and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Lozano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Sinusitis, Autism, Asthma, Allergies, Bladder Infection

Dr. Chirag Vijaykumar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Springfield Avenue; Third Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah sees patients in Summit, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Robert A Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1 Springfield Avenue; 3rd Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Capone is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Capone graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. The average patient rating for Dr. Capone is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Lung Problems, ... (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.
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