We found 15 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna POS near Huntington, NY.

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Venkatesh Vaddigiri MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.2 Average rating 3.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Steven G. Wishner MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
2.25 Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Eric David Blacher M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
4.6 Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Aman Hourizadeh DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2.67 Average rating 2.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Bruce Edward Gerberg MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
3.63 Average rating 3.63 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Harold German MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.9 Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Michele Baltus MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2.68 Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Edward Strogach MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Ruthann Perillo MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.34 Average rating 3.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Niha Qamar M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4.33 Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
Address: 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Dr. Rohan Mankikar M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Carol D'abbracio N.P.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Family Medicine, Endocrinology
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Mrs. Katia Leonard-Blanc P.A.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Leslie Bredes AGPCNP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Family Medicine
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: asthma
Ms. Stephanie E. Gay PA-C
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Address: 180 Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY 11746
Clinical Interests: 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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