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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Penn's Square at Oxford Valley
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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 works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Levinson include bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Levinson is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Levinson attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Naval-Blyden attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Naval-Blyden's practice is open to 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Holland, PA, and Dresher, PA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Mufti's clinical interests include asthma, preventive care, and weight management. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Mufti (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in acupuncture. Dr. Selcova's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET), and diabetes. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Selcova speaks 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.