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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Patient ratings for Dr. Richheimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richheimer takes. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's 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 Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cristina Daian's specialty is allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daian takes. She attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Daian's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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. 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. Dr. Gerberg's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerberg include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gerberg attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Aman Hourizadeh, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hourizadeh at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hourizadeh honors. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Steven Wishner works as an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wishner include chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. Dr. Wishner obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wishner is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Hussein Foda is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Foda (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Armenian, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foda include emphysema and asthma. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brehm takes.

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

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

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. He studied medicine at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Chernyavskiy trained at Monmouth Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chernyavskiy honors Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with 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.