We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Reston, VA.

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

Dr. Douglas Rennert is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Rennert is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Reston Hospital Center. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rennert at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Susco practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Susco include sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and asthma. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing her residency at Children's National Medical Center, Dr. Susco attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Susco is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Selinger is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Selinger honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Selinger attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Selinger has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hwang's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include head surgery, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Hwang is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. He honors MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hwang's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He speaks Korean.

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

Dr. Krishna Prasad Madiraju, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1031 Sterling Road; 101
Herndon, VA
 

Dr. Krishna Madiraju's area of specialization is pediatric emergency medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Madiraju average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Madiraju include asthma. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Sentara Potomac Hospital. Amerigroup, MAMSI, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madiraju accepts. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, Dr. Madiraju performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Sharmila Nair works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and neonatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Nair is in-network for MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including National Research Scientific Award and Primary Care Resident Award, Pfizer Zithromax.

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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 practices pediatric allergy. He is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. He accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guillen's 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 speaks Spanish.

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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.
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