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' medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His clinical interests include drug allergy, celiac disease, and wheezing. Dr. Weiss has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gary Pien works as a pediatric immunologist and allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pien include drug allergy, celiac disease, and wheezing. Dr. Pien takes Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Pien welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sunita Kanumury's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kanumury is especially interested in asthma and allergies. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Kanumury attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Kanumury (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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

Dr. David Brown is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Summit, NJ. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Overlook Hospital, Dr. Brown attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, 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 areas of specialization are pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graffino include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graffino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She graduated from the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Allergies, Skin Issues, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Asthma

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

Dr. Judith Tiongco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Tiongco obtained her medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Tiongco is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Joel Mendelson practices pediatric infectious disease and allergy & immunology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, lyme disease, and travel medicine. Dr. Mendelson is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
190 Meisel Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Rolando Lozano's specialty is general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lozano include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and asthma. Dr. Lozano is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lozano takes. He obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Lozano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

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

Dr. Stuart Leff's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Leff's areas of expertise consist of asthma, alzheimer's disease, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Leff's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult pulmonologist. He is especially interested in bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory infection. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gagliardi is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Dr. Gagliardi is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Federico Cerrone, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
1 Springfield Avenue; First Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Federico Cerrone is a physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cerrone include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave Dr. Cerrone an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cerrone honors. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is 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

Dr. Mark I Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
1 Springfield Avenue; First Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zimmerman is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Summit, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Dr. Zimmerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Zimmerman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Frederic Scoopo's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Scoopo studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scoopo's professional 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)

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

Dr. Chirag Shah works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Peter Benincasa works as a pediatric immunologist and allergist and immunologist in Garfield, NJ and Clark, NJ. Dr. Benincasa graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Benincasa speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Capone's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Capone include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Capone an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone accepts. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Capone (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Capone is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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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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