We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Upland, PA.

Dr. Thomas Edward Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1068 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2106
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Klein is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Havertown, PA, Media, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Klein accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Klein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Klein has received distinctions including "Top Doctor" in Asthma and Allergy, Main Line Today; Top Allergist and Immunologist awarded by HealthTap; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Flu Shot, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Nasal Polyps, Food ... (Read more)

Renee M. Sammaritano, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
176 S. New Middletown Road; Suite 202
Media, PA
 

Dr. Renee Sammaritano is a physician who specializes in general practice and general pediatrics. In Dr. Sammaritano's practice, she is particularly interested in preventive care and asthma. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Pediatrics, Main Line Today. Dr. Sammaritano's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma, Preventive Care

Rochelle C. Teachey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
176 S. New Middletown Road; Suite 202
Media, PA
 

Dr. Rochelle Teachey works as a general practitioner and general pediatrician in Broomall, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Teachey (or staff) speaks Italian, Russian, and Ukrainian. She is especially interested in asthma and patient education. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Teachey is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award.

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All Interests: Asthma, Patient Education

Michelle Hepburn, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 208
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Hepburn's medical specialty is general practice and general pediatrics. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Hepburn's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, breastfeeding issues, and nutrition issues. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hepburn's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Neil Sudhaker Baman, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Health Care Center Ii, Suite 2106
Media, PA
 

Dr. Neil Baman's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. Dr. Baman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Baman (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. 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, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Jonathan Lee, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 208
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lee's medical specialty is general practice and general pediatrics. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. He is especially interested in asthma, sports health, and allergies. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3402
Media, PA
 

Dr. George Lieb works as a pulmonologist and critical care specialist in Media, PA and West Chester, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lieb include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Chester County Hospital. He attended medical school at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University. For his professional training, Dr. Lieb completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lieb is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Rhinitis, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Feehery, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Feehery practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Feehery attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Feehery's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feehery accepts. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Tympanostomy, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
196 West Sproul Road; Suite 110
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. David Webner works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Webner (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Webner focuses on concussion and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webner accepts. Dr. Webner has received distinctions including Residents' Outstanding Teaching Award; Outstanding Teaching Attending Award; and "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Ultrasound, Concussion, Exercise Induced Asthma, Fasciotomy, Stress Fractures, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Robert Perloff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Joel Perloff specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Perloff include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perloff honors. Dr. Perloff's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Brian Briskin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Briskin is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Briskin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Briskin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Hearing Test, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emile Hanna Galib, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Dutton Street
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Emile Galib's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Galib's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Galib is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Deviated Septum, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Acid Reflux, Tympanostomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 422
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Siva Ramachandran is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Ramachandran takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ramachandran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ramachandran is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Thoracentesis

Dr. Mark A Ginsburg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Mark Ginsburg specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ginsburg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginsburg include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and blepharoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ginsburg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Hearing Test, Deviated Septum, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 201
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ramprasad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. She is especially interested in bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep problems. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramprasad takes.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 103
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Andreas Bollmann is a specialist in adolescent medicine. He works in Upland, PA, Springfield, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bollmann takes. His residency was performed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care

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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.