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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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at York Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Titi's clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Titi's professional affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kaufman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Kaufman's professional affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Lancaster, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bittner include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Bittner studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bittner trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients rated Dr. Bittner highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Zehr (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Her areas of clinical interest consist of premature babies, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Zehr attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Lancaster, PA, Stevens, PA, and Lebanon, PA. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockey honors. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lockey welcomes 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 works as a general pediatrician in Lancaster, PA and Lititz, PA. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise consist of premature babies, asthma, and allergy testing. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gross's training includes a residency program at Polyclinic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. She is professionally 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. Before performing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Hipple attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hipple accepts.

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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 is especially interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and insomnia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, Coventry, and more. Ms. Diperna's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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.