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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Yarmohammadi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Yarmohammadi's areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Yarmohammadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sinai Health System and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Yarmohammadi's education and training includes medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Griffin Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Yarmohammadi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yarmohammadi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Yarmohammadi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yarmohammadi's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bassett include sinusitis (sinus infection), seasonal allergies, and allergic contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Bassett a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bassett (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Bassett 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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist in Hicksville, NY, Floral Park, NY, and Brentwood, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Sinai Health System, and NuHealth. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Robert Sporter's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Sporter accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Sporter's professional affiliations include Sinai Health System and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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All Interests: Asthma

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). She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Amoroso (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Amoroso 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)

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 an adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Abott is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Abott attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Abott is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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)

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

Dr. Laszlo Feher's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feher include hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and asthma. Dr. Feher is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feher takes. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Feher has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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), allergy testing, and eczema. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic 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. Francis J Devito, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8008 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Devito specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Devito average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Devito accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Devito (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Devito is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Obesity, Asthma

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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in New York, NY. Dr. Ghassibi's clinical interests include diagnostic bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and cough. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, 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 foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Ghassibi is affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Clemens' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Clemens is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. Dr. Clemens (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 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 areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and cancer screening. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwa accepts. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kwa is 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)

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

Dr. Gerard Lombardo practices adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lombardo include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lombardo is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lombardo is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lombardo trained at New York Methodist Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lombardo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Lombardo's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Sinai Health System.

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

Dr. Norman I Klein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1 Brookdale Plaza; 2 Chc
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Klein specializes in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Klein obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Levit Medical and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sujan Patel's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Patel graduated from Medical University of Lublin. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Saleh's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleh include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saleh completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Saleh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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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