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We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Most Insurance Plans near Reston, VA.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
14 Pidgeon Hill Drive; Suite 130
Sterling, VA
 

Dr. Lori Rodrigues' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. She is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans and Medicaid insurance. Dr. Rodrigues is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rodrigues (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Immunization, Allergies, Influenza, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 205
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Suzanne Powers works as a general pediatrician. Her professional affiliations include Inova Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Powers honors Most Insurance Plans insurance. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Award, Indiana University School of Medicine; Pima County Pediatric Society, Resident of the Year, Pima County Pediatric Society, Tucson, AZ; and the University of Arizona Outstanding Continuity Clinic Resident, University of Arizona Pediatric Dept.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Headache, Influenza, Asthma, Vaccines

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Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
131 Elden Street; Suite 312
Herndon, VA
 

Dr. Ranjana Jain works as a pediatrician in Fairfax, VA, Herndon, VA, and Great Falls, VA. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Schneider Children's Hospital, Dr. Jain attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Most Insurance Plans and Medicaid insurance.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Immunization, Asthma

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

Dr. Michelle Susco is a Reston, VA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She takes Most Insurance Plans insurance. Dr. Susco attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Children's National Medical Center. She is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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All Interests: Concussion, Gastrointestinal Problems, Headache, Influenza, Asthma, Vaccines

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 205
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Hope Scott's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She accepts Most Insurance Plans insurance. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Scott completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Scott (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Thai. Dr. Scott's professional affiliations include Inova Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Headache, Influenza, Asthma, Vaccines

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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.