We found 10 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Langhorne, PA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts.

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

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Goldstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein 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.

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Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley; 404 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Dvorin completed residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave Dr. Dvorin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos practices adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Haralabatos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
777 Township Line Road; 2nd Floor
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Martin Levinson's areas of specialization are family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Levinson studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Pamela Naval-Blyden, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
262-a Bethlehem Pike; Suite 106
Holland, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Naval-Blyden's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Naval-Blyden honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Naval-Blyden's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Sadia Mufti, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
295 Buck Road; Suite 106
Holland, PA
 

Dr. Sadia Mufti is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mufti include asthma, preventive care, and weight management. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mufti honors. Dr. Mufti studied medicine at Dow Medical College. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. Dr. Mufti (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Asthma, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Olga Selcova, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture
11880 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olga Selcova is a specialist in acupuncture. The average patient rating for Dr. Selcova is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Selcova include facial problems, nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET), and diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is conversant in Russian.

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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.