We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Reston, VA.

Dr. Richard R Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 206
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Richard Rosenthal practices allergy & immunology and adult allergy in Fairfax, VA and Reston, VA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Rosenthal attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Washingtonian Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Douglas Andrew Rennert, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 270
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Douglas Rennert is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Rennert an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Electrocardiogram, Intensive Care, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1768 Business Center Drive; Suite 100
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Stephen Selinger is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Selinger is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Selinger takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
100 East Street; Se Suite 301
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Richard Schwartz's specialty is general pediatrics. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schwartz has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Pratitioners Research Award, American Academy of Pediatrics; and Adolescent Medicine, American Medical Association. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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All Interests: Concussion, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Michelle S Susco, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1830 Town Ctr Drive; Suite 205
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Michelle Susco's specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and asthma. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Susco obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Concussion, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1031 Sterling Road; 101
Herndon, VA
 

Dr. Krishna Madiraju's area of specialization is pediatric emergency medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Madiraju at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Sentara Potomac Hospital. Dr. Madiraju is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MAMSI, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: Governor appointee to Virginia Autism Advisory Council, Governor of Virginia; Vice -Chair DMAS Pharmacy; and Therapeutics Committee, DMAS. Dr. Madiraju (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Daniel Hwang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1860 Town Center Drive; Suite 335
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Daniel Hwang practices otolaryngic allergy. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. His areas of clinical interest consist of head surgery, asthma, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Hwang's residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Neonatology
46175 Westlake Drive; Suite 120
Potomac Falls, VA
 

Dr. Sharmila Nair's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and neonatology. Dr. Nair's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nair has received include National Research Scientific Award and Primary Care Resident Award, Pfizer Zithromax. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Tamil.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Manuel Guillen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy
10134 Colvin Run Road; D
Great Falls, VA
 

Dr. Manuel Guillen is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guillen takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Guillen is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guillen is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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All Interests: Physical Exams, Allergies, Asthma

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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.