We found 45 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept WellCare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi, MPH, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
150 Broadway; Suite 1015
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hale Yarmohammadi is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi's areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Yarmohammadi completed Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average rating from Dr. Yarmohammadi's patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Clifford Wayne Bassett, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
150 Broadway; Suite 1601
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clifford Bassett works as an allergist/immunologist in New York, NY. Dr. Bassett's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), seasonal allergies, and allergic contact dermatitis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hackensack University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bassett has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bassett (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Richheimer's education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richheimer accepts. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph M Ghassibi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
423 West 55th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Ghassibi is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghassibi include diagnostic bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and cough. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghassibi honors. Dr. Ghassibi graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ghassibi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood Gas, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Harshit Manilal Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
110 East 40th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harshit Patel sees patients in Hicksville, NY, Floral Park, NY, and Brentwood, NY. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard T Lombardo, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
808 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gerard Lombardo specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lombardo honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Testing, Pulmonary Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

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Dr. Todd Laurence Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5f, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Todd Simon's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Simon takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bronchitis, Allergies, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Hyperhidrosis, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nancy E Amoroso, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Amoroso's medical specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Amoroso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Amoroso's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Amoroso graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Larry Abott, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Abott is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Abott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
251 E 33rd Street; Suite 2 South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laszlo Feher practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Feher's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Feher has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Dementia, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Jason Sporter, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
261 5th Avenue; Suite 901
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Sporter works as an allergist/immunologist. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sporter accepts. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Sporter has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Sujan Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
111 Broadway; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sujan Patel specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include chronic sinusitis, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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All Interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis J Devito, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8008 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Devito works as a pediatrician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Devito include sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Devito completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Devito (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and Staten Island University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Obesity, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
355 W 52nd Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Minkowitz practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Minkowitz takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, Headache, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Todd Clemens, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3160 21st Street
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Clemens practices general pediatrics. Dr. Clemens (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Clemens's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Failure to Thrive, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Saleh's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Saleh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Airway Stent, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (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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