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

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

Dr. David Resnick works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Fishkill, NY and Poughkeepsie, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Resnick's clinical interests include anaphylaxis, allergic contact dermatitis, and drug allergy. He is professionally affiliated with CareMount Medical, PC, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Resnick obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resnick accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Resnick include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Hudson Valley Magazine Top Doctor; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Resnick is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Hugh practices allergy & immunology in Carmel, NY and Pawling, NY. Dr. Hugh is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center (PHC), and 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 medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Brown attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Hawthorne, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Gjonaj's hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC). Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Gjonaj attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. She 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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