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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Reston, VA.

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

Dr. Richard Rosenthal works as an allergist/immunologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenthal average 3.5 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal takes. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Washingtonian Top Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Skin Testing, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

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

Dr. Stephen Selinger's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Selinger is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Selinger's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Selinger 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 is a general pediatrician in Vienna, VA. Dr. Schwartz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinctions: 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 languages: Korean and Spanish.

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All Interests: Concussion, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Mehdi Bajoghli, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1800 Town Center Drive; Suite 215
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Mehdi Bajoghli's specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bajoghli's residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Bajoghli average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajoghli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Sentara Potomac Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Hives, Allergen Immunotherapy, Spirometry, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Medication

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

Dr. Daniel Hwang specializes in otolaryngic allergy. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave Dr. Hwang an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Krishna Madiraju sees patients in Woodbridge, VA, Stafford, VA, and Herndon, VA. His medical specialty is pediatric emergency medicine. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Madiraju attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Madiraju at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MAMSI, and Anthem. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Madiraju include: Governor appointee to Virginia Autism Advisory Council, Governor of Virginia; Vice -Chair DMAS Pharmacy; and Therapeutics Committee, DMAS. Dr. Madiraju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Spanish. Dr. Madiraju's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Sentara Potomac Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sharmila Nair specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and neonatology and practices in Potomac Falls, VA and Centreville, VA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for MAMSI, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Dr. Nair is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Nair trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received distinctions including National Research Scientific Award and Primary Care Resident Award, Pfizer Zithromax. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Immunization, Attention Deficit Disorder, Influenza, Asthma

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

Dr. Manuel Guillen is a specialist in pediatric allergy. He works in Great Falls, VA and Fairfax, VA. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Guillen attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is in-network for MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guillen speaks Spanish. He 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.