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

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

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rezkalla's education and training includes medical school at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezkalla include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Vytra, and more. Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rezkalla is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Rezkalla has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Saleh is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Saleh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saleh completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Saleh has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Emphysema

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

Dr. Sharon Yost practices allergy & immunology in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yost include seasonal allergies, asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Yost is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Plus Amerigroup, and Medicaid Managed Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Yost is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor, Nym - East Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maha Awikeh practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awikeh include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Awikeh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Awikeh's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), and asthma. Dr. Vento is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Vento is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vento (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Screening Audiometry, Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary Testing, Heart Problems, Skin Tag Removal, ... (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.