We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Health Plus Amerigroup Medicaid near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Laurence Lamie Rezkalla, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
124; 86 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. He practices in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Rezkalla is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Anthony George Saleh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7206 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Saleh's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Saleh attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Saleh has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Nymh Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Peterson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Peterson attended Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
156 Williams Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Yost's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Yost's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her areas of expertise consist of seasonal allergies, asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Yost average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Health Plus Amerigroup, and Medicaid Managed Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Seasonal Allergies, Allergies, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
326 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Maha Awikeh specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Her clinical interests include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awikeh honors. Dr. Awikeh studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. She trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for her residency. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Vento, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Park Slope Physician Services, Pc; 7400-18 Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Vento's medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Vento average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vento include pulmonary testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), and asthma. Dr. Vento is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Vento honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vento (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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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