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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Child Health Plus near Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. David Jay Resnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2507 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. David Resnick is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Resnick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Resnick trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and One of America's Top Doctors .::: In addition to English, Dr. Resnick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), ColumbiaDoctors, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Allergic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Y Hugh, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Michael Hugh is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Carmel, NY and Pawling, NY. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Hugh obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Dr. Amy Stephanie Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. Amy Brown's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include asthma. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Suzette Theresa Gjonaj, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj, who practices in Hawthorne, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and New Windsor, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gjonaj's education and training includes medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gjonaj include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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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.