We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Medicare near West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; 14th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. Dr. Faradyan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faradyan studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Howard Alan Grossman, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Howard Grossman include knee arthritis, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Samuel A Gurevich, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Gurevich is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Gurevich studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gurevich is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. James Kirvin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirvin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Kirvin obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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