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We found 41 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Yarmohammadi average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yarmohammadi's office for an appointment. Dr. Yarmohammadi attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bassett include sinusitis (sinus infection), seasonal allergies, and allergic contact dermatitis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hackensack University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bassett has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bassett (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. He is 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)

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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 and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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

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

Dr. Harshit Patel is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lombardo completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lombardo has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Testing, Pulmonary Rehabilitation ... (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 attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Her clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amoroso has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Amoroso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive ... (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 is an allergy & immunology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Sporter attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Laszlo Feher's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Feher's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise 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. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Feher attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Feher speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Todd Laurence Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5f, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Todd Simon works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Susan Minkowitz specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Minkowitz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Minkowitz accepts. Before completing her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Minkowitz attended medical school at New York Medical College. 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. Francis J Devito, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8008 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Devito's specialty is general pediatrics. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. Dr. Devito's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Devito (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Devito is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and Staten Island University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Obesity, Asthma

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

Dr. Michael Abott's specialties are adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abott honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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Dr. John Graham Hay, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
111 Broadway; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Hay practices adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Hay accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine. His residency was performed at King's College Hospital. Dr. Hay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Saleh attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Saleh is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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Dr. Michael Nathan Cantor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Cantor's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cantor's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantor's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

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All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dizziness, Conjunctivitis, Contraception, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally H Kwa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
355 West 52nd Street; Nyu Langone Ambulatory Care West Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sally Kwa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kwa graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and cancer screening. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwa honors. Dr. Kwa is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Joint Pain, Hypertension, Sinusitis, Ulcers, High Cholesterol, Back Pain, ... (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.