We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Lancaster, PA.

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

Dr. Mark Titi works as an adult allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Titi's clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). His professional affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Titi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Kaufman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his 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 is a Lancaster, PA physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Bittner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bittner honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her practice 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Zehr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. In her practice, Dr. Zehr focuses on premature babies, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Zehr 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. Dr. Zehr accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lockey average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lockey include asthma, sinus problems, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Lockey's professional affiliations include Asthma & Allergy Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lockey accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Her areas of expertise include the following: premature babies, asthma, and allergy testing. Dr. Gross is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Polyclinic Medical Center. Dr. Gross is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Hipple takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Hipple is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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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.