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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Richheimer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer is 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 Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Gerberg is a general pediatrician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. Dr. Gerberg is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gerberg is accepting new patients. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Cristina Daian specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Commack, NY and South Setauket, NY. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Dr. Daian's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), ear infection, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Daian attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Fidelis, Family Health Plus, and more.

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

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

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Hourizadeh's areas of expertise include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Hourizadeh average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wishner include chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. Dr. Wishner honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish. He 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Foda focuses on emphysema and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Foda attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Armenian, and German. He 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 in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among Dr. Brehm's clinical interests: bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University. Dr. Chernyavskiy's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patients rated Dr. Chernyavskiy highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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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Specializes in Family Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Eric Blacher sees patients in Hicksville, NY and Huntington Station, NY. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blacher studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. 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)

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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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