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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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Resnick's clinical interests: allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Resnick takes Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Resnick's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Hugh practices allergy & immunology. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Before performing his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Dr. Hugh attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Amy Brown is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in New York, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Hawthorne, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Brown graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Hawthorne, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and New Windsor, NY. Dr. Gjonaj's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. She takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gjonaj completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center.

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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.