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 sees patients in Poughkeepsie, NY and Fishkill, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Resnick is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Resnick include allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include CareMount Medical, PC, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Resnick takes Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Hudson Valley Magazine Top Doctor; and Best Doctors in America. 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Hugh is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Hugh completed a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. Dr. Hugh speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Amy Brown's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Brown focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Hawthorne, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Gjonaj takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center. 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.
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