We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Healthfirst near Northport, NY.

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, 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. Aman Hourizadeh, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh's specialty is adult pulmonology. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hourizadeh completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hourizadeh honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gerberg's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gerberg's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gerberg's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Joint Pain, Kawasaki Disease, Lower Back Pain, Skin Issues, Sprains, Sinusitis, Back Pain, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Wishner studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Wishner completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Herpes, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristina Maria Esmeralda Daian, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Cristina Daian's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), ear infection, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daian takes. She is conversant in Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Ear Infection, Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hussein Daoud Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foda trained at St. Mary's Hospital for his residency. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, and German.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Brehm is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Eric Blacher's area of specialization is family medicine. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blacher include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Sinusitis, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. After attending Krasnoyarsk State Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chernyavskiy include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (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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