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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Resnick has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Resnick include allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Resnick is in-network for Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Hudson Valley Magazine Top Doctor; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Resnick speaks Spanish.

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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 specialty is allergy & immunology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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 professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Amy Brown, who practices in New York, NY, Valhalla, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Brown 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. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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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 sees patients in Hawthorne, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gjonaj's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gjonaj takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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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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