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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi obtained Dr. Yarmohammadi's medical school training at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and performed Dr. Yarmohammadi's residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yarmohammadi is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi's average rating from Dr. Yarmohammadi's patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi's practice is open to new patients.

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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 allergy & immunology specialist. Before performing his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, Dr. Bassett attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Bassett include sinusitis (sinus infection), seasonal allergies, and allergic contact dermatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He 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 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)

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 New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Patel attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sinusitis, 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's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richheimer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerard Lombardo is an adult pulmonology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lombardo is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lombardo 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. Nancy E Amoroso, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Amoroso works as a pulmonologist and critical care specialist. Dr. Amoroso's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amoroso accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Amoroso attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Amoroso has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Amoroso (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. She is 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 a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Sporter attended New York Medical College for medical school. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Feher average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feher accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Feher speaks Spanish. Dr. Feher 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Simon's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. He 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Minkowitz include emphysema, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Minkowitz is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Devito's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Devito is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Devito (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult critical care specialist, geriatrician, and pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abott include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Hay's clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. His professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hay attended the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine and subsequently trained at King's College Hospital for residency. Dr. Hay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Michael Cantor's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Cantor (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cantor graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kwa's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and cancer screening. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Kwa 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.