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We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Laura Helen Snyder, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
730 Eden Road; Suite 301
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Laura Fisher specializes in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Fisher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Fisher's residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Respiratory Infection, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems

Dr. Mark Joseph Titi, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mark Titi specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Lancaster, PA, Lebanon, PA, and York, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Titi include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Titi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Dr. Titi is professionally affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hives, Sinus Problems, Respiratory Infection, Asthma

Dr. Clark Robert Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Clark Kaufman's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kaufman's professional affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufman's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hives, Sinus Problems, Respiratory Infection, Asthma

Dr. Amanda Joyce Bittner, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
730 Eden Road; Suite 301
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Amanda Bittner sees patients in Lancaster, PA. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Bittner's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bittner completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Respiratory Infection, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems

Dr. Bonnie Marie Zehr, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
160 North Point Boulevard; Suite 110
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Bonnie Zehr works as a general pediatrician in Lancaster, PA and Lititz, PA. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include premature babies, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Zehr accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zehr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Zehr is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Stephen Daniel Lockey III, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Lockey's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Lockey's areas of expertise consist of asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockey takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lockey's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Sinus Problems, Respiratory Infection, Asthma

Dr. Frances Cicero Gross, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
160 North Point Boulevard; Suite 110
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Frances Gross' specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: premature babies, asthma, and allergy testing. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross honors. Dr. Gross obtained her medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center. Dr. Gross (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German. She is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Premature Babies, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Judith Holt Hipple, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1725 Oregon Pike; Suite 2
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Judith Hipple is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Hipple include diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Hipple attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Melanie McGee Diperna
227 Granite Run Drive; Suite 110
Lancaster, PA
 

Ms. Melanie Diperna's areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Ms. Diperna accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Insomnia

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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.