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We found 65 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near Drexel Hill, PA.

Dr. Thomas Edward Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
400 W. Township Line Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Klein works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Klein's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Klein has received include "Top Doctor" in Asthma and Allergy, Main Line Today; Top Allergist and Immunologist awarded by HealthTap; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Renee M. Sammaritano, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
2100 Keystone Avenue; Suite 404
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Renee Sammaritano works as a general practitioner and pediatrician. Her areas of expertise consist of preventive care and asthma. Dr. Sammaritano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sammaritano trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Sammaritano has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Pediatrics, Main Line Today. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma, Preventive Care

Rochelle C. Teachey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
2100 Keystone Avenue; Suite 404
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Rochelle Teachey's areas of specialization are general practice and general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Teachey include asthma and patient education. Dr. Teachey takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Teachey trained at Children's National Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. Dr. Teachey (or staff) speaks Italian, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Asthma, Patient Education

Michelle Hepburn, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
196 West Sproul Road; Suite 205
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Hepburn sees patients in Springfield, PA. Her medical specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, breastfeeding issues, and nutrition issues. Dr. Hepburn's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hepburn's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Linda Diane Green, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
850 W Chester Pike; Suite 300
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Linda Green is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Green is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Green honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra M Gawchik, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Presidents Drive
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Gawchik practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gawchik at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Allergy and Asthma, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gawchik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Associates, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Gawchik is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Hives, Skin Testing, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Joseph D Becker, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 40a
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Becker's specialty is general pediatrics. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Becker is especially interested in asthma and parenting issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Becker studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Becker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Top Doc. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Becker's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Parenting Issues, Asthma

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Forciela's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forciela takes. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Forciela performed Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Forciela has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Top Docs issue. Dr. Forciela's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Calvin Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jerry Johnson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Holistic Approaches, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Joan Apter, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 N. 39th Street; Mutch Building, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Apter is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Apter's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apter accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Apter has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Torrence, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1223 N. Providence Road; Suite 301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Torrence is a pediatrician in Media, PA and Eddystone, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Torrence a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Torrence trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Advocare Children's Medical Associates, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Janet Sue Specter, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2000 Sproul Road; Suite 300
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Janet Specter specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Broomall, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Specter at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and women's health issues. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Specter completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
51 North 39th Street; Penn Lung Center, 1 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Swartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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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.