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We found 43 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Devon Health Services near Philadelphia, PA.

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
504 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli is a general practitioner and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Napoli include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Napoli graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Forciela include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Forciela honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Forciela attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forciela has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Top Docs issue. Dr. Forciela is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Calvin Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jerry Johnson is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Vincent Bosso, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bosso practices allergy & immunology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bosso is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Nyack Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Bosso is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Joan Apter, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Apter is an allergist/immunologist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Apter attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. Dr. Apter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her 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. Gordon takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swartz honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Swartz attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Swartz has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Takach, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Takach, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Takach attended Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takach include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Takach has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Takach's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Docs, 2015, 2016. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Michelle Kassutto, BA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street, 100 Centrex; Hup - Department of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Kassutto is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: emphysema, second opinions, and pneumonia. Dr. Kassutto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kassutto completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kassutto is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Second Opinions, Obstructive Lung Disease, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Sims graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deitz honors. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Deitz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Deitz has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.