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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smerling graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
400 Main Street
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Douglas Curtiss works as a pediatrician in Ansonia, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Curtiss takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Curtiss (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert L Lavallee Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Robert Lavallee specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Ansonia, CT. Dr. Lavallee attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Obesity, Immunization, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao is an allergist and immunologist and pulmonologist in Shelton, CT. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He completed his residency training at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
111 New Haven Avenue; Unit #5
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Tamiko Jackson sees patients in New Haven, CT and Derby, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jackson honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jackson's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Sports Physicals, Obesity, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
264 Amity Road; Suite 101
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. M. Marer is a general internist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Marer accepts Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, Anthem, and more. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Marer (or staff) speaks Hungarian and French.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Mohamad Hammoud, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
400 Main Street
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Fadi Hammoud's specialty is adolescent medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hammoud completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hammoud's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Child Abuse, Hearing Test, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Allergies, Vision ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Gerald Germano's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Germano obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Germano is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Respiratory Infection, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum takes Guardian, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dizziness, Down ... (Read more)

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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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