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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 works as an allergist and immunologist in Lancaster, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Fisher is affiliated with 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 an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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 specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before completing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Titi attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In Dr. Titi's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Titi 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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Lancaster, PA, Lebanon, PA, and York, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Kaufman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. 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 a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Bittner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Bittner 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 practices general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Dr. Zehr has indicated that her clinical interests include premature babies, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Zehr (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. She 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 sees patients in Lancaster, PA, Stevens, PA, and Lebanon, PA. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lockey is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lockey graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed 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. He 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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Gross has a special interest in premature babies, asthma, and allergy testing. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross honors. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center. Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Hipple is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hipple trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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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 consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and insomnia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Ms. Diperna 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.