We found 27 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Long is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hamilos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Hamilos's clinical interests: 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. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hamilos has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hamilos has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jordan E Scott, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1400 Centre Street; Suite 104
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jordan Scott is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Scott offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Hay ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Boyce is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyce include asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyce obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boyce has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW. Outstanding Teaching : Glaxo Welcome Clinical; and Scientist AW. (K08) 1995: Charles P. Hood Found. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Jonathan M Gaffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaffin include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Cigna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gaffin attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gaffin is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. R. Harris specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and interstitial lung disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Harris has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Teacher of the Year MICU Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Harris is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, Acute Respiratory ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Martin Broff is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Broff's areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Broff include: Boston Super Doctors and President, New England Society of Allergy. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Broff welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wong is especially interested in immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 7 East
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Martin Ostro is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. He speaks French. In Dr. Ostro's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and hives (uritcaria). His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Allergy Associates. Dr. Ostro's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jewish General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Mass Lung Association Volunteer Of The Year. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hives, Asthma

Dr. Virginia S Kharasch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, General Pediatrics
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Virginia Kharasch works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatrician in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Kharasch include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Kharasch accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Hans Oettgen, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Oettgen include anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, and immunotherapy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Dr. Oettgen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Oettgen trained at Children's Hospital Boston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Oettgen include: American Academy Of Allergy and Immunology; Education and Research Trust Award; and Pew Scholar In The Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Oettgen is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fishman has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Fishman's residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Fishman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fishman has received include Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Fishman is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

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

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Julie Stepanian's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Stepanian focuses on adolescent issues and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Watertown, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Stepanian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stepanian welcomes new patients. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago Medical School.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. In Dr. Tepas's practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Tepas's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tepas include: Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases Research Award; Arline and Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship; and Society For Pediatric Research - Student Research Program. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aleena Banerji works as an adult allergist and immunologist. Dr. Banerji offers interpreting services for her patients. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Banerji trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Banerji is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, 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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