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

Dr. Michael Richheimer's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Richheimer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richheimer's education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hussein Foda is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Foda's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema and asthma. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. 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. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gerberg's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gerberg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and general care. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerberg has an open panel. He studied medicine at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gerberg trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hourizadeh's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hourizadeh takes. Dr. Hourizadeh is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Brehm is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Cristina Daian works as an allergist/immunologist in Commack, NY and South Setauket, NY. She 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). Dr. Daian's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), ear infection, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks 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. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Krasnoyarsk State Medical University for medical school, Dr. Chernyavskiy completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chernyavskiy takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, 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)

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

Dr. Eric Blacher is a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Blacher include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. Dr. Blacher's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital and NYU Langone. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Sinusitis, General Care, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, ... (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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