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We found 9 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Richheimer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in Commack, NY and South Setauket, NY. Dr. Daian obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Romanian. Dr. Daian is 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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerberg accepts. 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. Dr. Hourizadeh obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has a special interest in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. 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 practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. Dr. Wishner accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wishner 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, who practices in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Foda's clinical interests: emphysema and asthma. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Foda completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and German.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chernyavskiy's clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Chernyavskiy attended Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Brehm sees patients in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Brehm studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Brehm completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Eric Blacher's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Blacher's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blacher honors. He graduated from 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.