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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, FAAAAI
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2507 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-3111; (845) 765-4990

Dr. David Resnick is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Fishkill, NY and Poughkeepsie, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Resnick speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), ColumbiaDoctors, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC). Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Resnick attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Vytra, MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Resnick include: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and One of America's Top Doctors .::: He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael Y Hugh MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
21 Reade Place; 3rd Floor Suite 3200, Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County,

Dr. Michael Hugh is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Carmel, NY and Pawling, NY. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hugh honors. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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All Interests: Adult and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Dr. Amy Stephanie Brown MD, MBE
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY
(914) 493-7585

Dr. Amy Brown's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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All Interests: Asthma

Suzette Theresa Gjonaj MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY
(914) 493-7585

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Hawthorne, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and New Windsor, NY. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Gjonaj accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. She trained at Westchester Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Gjonaj is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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All Interests: Children's Environmental Health, 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.