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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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise 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, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's 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 is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Levinson's clinical interests include bronchitis, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
295 S. Buck Road; Suite 106
Holland, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Naval-Blyden is a pediatrician in Philadelphia, PA, Dresher, PA, and Holland, PA. Dr. Naval-Blyden has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She accepts 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, Dr. Naval-Blyden speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
295 Buck Road; Suite 106
Holland, PA
 

Dr. Sadia Mufti works as a pediatrician. In her practice, Dr. Mufti focuses on asthma, preventive care, and weight management. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Mufti (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Mufti's practice is open to new patients.

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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 an acupuncturist. Patient ratings for Dr. Selcova average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Selcova include facial problems, nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET), and diabetes. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. 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.