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We found 24 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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include drug allergy, celiac disease, and immunodeficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Weiss attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, 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 is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pien include drug allergy, celiac disease, and immunodeficiency. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Hasbro Children's Hospital for residency. Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pien takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Denville, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanumury include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kanumury's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanumury graduated from Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. She trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for her residency. Dr. Kanumury (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Donatella Graffino is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graffino include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Graffino is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Brown is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Overlook Hospital's residency program. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Judith Tiongco's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tiongco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include 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. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine, Dr. Mendelson performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mendelson include asthma, lyme disease, and travel medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendelson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendelson is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
190 Meisel Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Rolando Lozano works as a general pediatrician in Springfield, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ, and Plainfield, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and asthma. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lozano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Lozano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leff include asthma, alzheimer's disease, and allergies. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leff is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease

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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 has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory infection. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is 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's medical specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. Dr. Cerrone has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cerrone include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Cerrone is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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 works as a pulmonologist and intensivist. Dr. Zimmerman's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zimmerman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Peter Benincasa is a pediatric immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Garfield, NJ and Clark, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benincasa has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Benincasa speaks Italian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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

Dr. Karen Ziemke, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Ziemke 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

Dr. Gary Lawrence Kohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
1 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Kohn practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Summit, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Florham Park, NJ. His clinical interests include sleep study, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohn's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Kohn speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (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.