We found 3 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Medicare near West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr Sam Michael Faradyan MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; 14th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Sam Faradyan works as an adult pulmonologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Faradyan include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. He is affiliated with Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Heart Pr ... (Read more)

Dr Howard Alan Grossman MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL

Areas of expertise for Dr. Howard Grossman include knee arthritis, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Grossman is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Primary Care, Immunization, Bron ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. James Kirvin, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kirvin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Kirvin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder Prob ... (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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