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Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Building 2 Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Dorr specializes in general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Dorr is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorr's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical Exams, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman's specialty is general pediatrics. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Waldman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Waldman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Physicals, Consultation, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Seligson's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Seligson is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seligson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Physicals, Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Branford, CT, Guilford, CT, and New London, CT. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Palazzo is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Palazzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Allergies, Sickle Cell Disease, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
230 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. David Karas specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karas honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2514 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vahid Mohsenin is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Mohsenin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Mohsenin trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Function Test, Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Rogol, who practices in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rogol is accepting new patients. Dr. Rogol attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rogol trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary ... (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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