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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long is an allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Long include immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Long attended medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 3.25 stars (6 ratings)
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hamilos is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Hamilos attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests include immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Hamilos has received the following distinctions: Performance By A Junior Medical Student In Clinical Rotations; 1973-b.s. Degree Conferred With Highest Honors; and 1969-Edmund James Scholar, Univ Of Illinois. Dr. Hamilos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hamilos is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyce include asthma. Dr. Boyce honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boyce include: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW. Outstanding Teaching : Glaxo Welcome Clinical; and Scientist AW. (K08) 1995: Charles P. Hood Found. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Boyce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Boyce welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Jonathan M. Gaffin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaffin include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Gaffin is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gaffin's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Martin David Broff M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Broff is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Broff graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broff takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Asthma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 7 East
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Martin Ostro works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Ostro's clinical interests encompass asthma and hives (uritcaria). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jewish General Hospital for residency. Dr. Ostro's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. Dr. Ostro is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Asthma

Virginia S. Kharasch MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, General Pediatrics
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Virginia Kharasch works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatrician in Brighton, MA, Boston, MA, and Brockton, MA. Dr. Kharasch's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kharasch include: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. Dr. Kharasch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong's medical residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of clinical interest consist of immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Dermatitis, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Hans C. Oettgen PHD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 6th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Hans Oettgen specializes in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Oettgen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, and immunotherapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Oettgen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oettgen takes. His distinctions include: American Academy Of Allergy and Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Anaphylaxis, Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha P. Fishman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Martha Fishman specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fishman has received include Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

John J. Lee M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Lee's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Anaphylaxis, Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Recurrent Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.62 stars (6 ratings)
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aleena Banerji is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. These areas are among Dr. Banerji's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Banerji completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banerji accepts. Dr. Banerji has an open panel.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Julie Lopes Stepanian M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Julie Stepanian is a pediatrician in Somerville, MA and Watertown, MA. Dr. Stepanian's clinical interests include adolescent issues and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Watertown, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Stepanian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. She has received the distinction of Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago Medical School. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington St 6 S
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas' medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Tepas's areas of expertise consist of immunodeficiency, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received distinctions including Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases Research Award; Arline and Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship; and Society For Pediatric Research - Student Research Program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Tepas is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Asthma

Steven M. Matloff MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Steven Matloff practices adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matloff include asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matloff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Kenmore, Harvard Vanguard Wellesley, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matloff's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.37 stars (2 ratings)
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dutta include immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dutta takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dutta attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Dutta offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

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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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