Finding Providers
loading

We found 87 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Havertown, PA, Media, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Klein accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Klein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Klein has received distinctions including "Top Doctor" in Asthma and Allergy, Main Line Today; Top Allergist and Immunologist awarded by HealthTap; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Flu Shot, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Nasal Polyps, Food ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a physician who specializes in general practice and general pediatrics. In Dr. Sammaritano's practice, she is particularly interested in preventive care and asthma. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Pediatrics, Main Line Today. Dr. Sammaritano's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 works as a general practitioner and general pediatrician in Broomall, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Teachey (or staff) speaks Italian, Russian, and Ukrainian. She is especially interested in asthma and patient education. She is affiliated with 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 Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Teachey is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Patient Education

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

Dr. Michelle Hepburn's medical specialty is general practice and general pediatrics. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Hepburn's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, breastfeeding issues, and nutrition issues. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hepburn's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Havertown, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Green a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Presidents Drive
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Gawchik specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Gawchik attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gawchik has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Allergy and Asthma, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gawchik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Associates, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Gawchik's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Neil Sudhaker Baman, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
400 W Township Line Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Neil Baman's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Baman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Baman (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Corinna Sabine Bowser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
850 West Chester Pike; Suite 300
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Corinna Bowser is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowser include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bowser takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Bowser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Bowser is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Denise A Diprimio Kalman, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Presidents Drive
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Denise Kalman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalman include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kalman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Allergy and Asthma, Main Line Today. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Lung ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1 Presidents Drive
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Rooklin practices pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rooklin include asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rooklin honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rooklin include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; "Top Doctor" in Allergy and Asthma, Main Line Today; and "Top Doctors" in Allergy and Immunology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Associates, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Rooklin is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 Lancaster Avenue, Mob West; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Peterson's clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Peterson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peterson's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Forciela include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Forciela honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Forciela attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forciela has received distinctions including 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 is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.