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We found 62 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Thomas Edward Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 551
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Klein works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Klein's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Klein has received include "Top Doctor" in Asthma and Allergy, Main Line Today; Top Allergist and Immunologist awarded by HealthTap; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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. Mary Ann Forciela, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Forciela's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forciela takes. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Forciela performed Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Forciela has received include 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's professional affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (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 a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Apter's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apter accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Apter has received include 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. She is affiliated with 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. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Swartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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. John Robert Cohn, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Cohn is an allergy & immunology specialist. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sims specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Sims's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Deitz is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Deitz's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Deitz has received include 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.

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

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

Dr. Jason Fritz's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, 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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All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Sudhaker Baman, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 551
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Neil Baman is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Havertown, PA, Media, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Baman (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baman include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Baman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Baman takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.