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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Healthfirst near Northport, NY.

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

Dr. Cristina Daian is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Daian include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Daian is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She accepts Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Gerberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerberg's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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. He works in Huntington Station, NY. He has a special interest in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Hourizadeh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hourizadeh attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. 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)

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. Dr. Wishner is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, 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. Hussein Daoud Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Foda attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and German. Dr. Foda is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brehm's clinical interests include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Chernyavskiy obtained his medical school training at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chernyavskiy include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.