We found 40 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Devon Health Services near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. John Bosso is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bosso's areas of expertise include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Nyack Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Bosso performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bosso speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Napoli's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Napoli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. 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)

Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her clinical interests include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fritz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fritz trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fritz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, 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, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

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

Dr. Patricia Takach works as an allergist/immunologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Takach average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Takach include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Takach attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2016, 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Docs, 2015, 2016.

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

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: 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. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sims's areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Room 222
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza is an internist and geriatrician in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bruza attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2011-2017. Dr. Bruza is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dizziness, Bronchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kassutto attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, second opinions, and pneumonia. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Andrea Apter is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Apter's clinical interests: anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and immunodeficiency. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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 annual Top Docs issues, 2011-2017.

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

Dr. Frank Thomas Leone, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frank Leone is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Leone is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. His residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

Dr. Stanley Michael Phillips, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
51 North 39th Street, Mutch Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. S. Phillips sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phillips include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Phillips performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Phillips speaks German. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Morris Swartz's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Swartz's areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Swartz include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue.

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

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

Dr. Jerry Johnson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Johnson has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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.
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