We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Healthfirst near Northport, NY.

Showing 1-6 of 6
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gerberg works as a general pediatrician in Huntington, NY and Huntington Station, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerberg include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. Dr. Gerberg is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone. Dr. Gerberg attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerberg is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Joint Pain, Kawasaki Disease, Lower Back Pain, Skin Issues, Sprains, Sinusitis, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Hussein D Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda, who practices in Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Foda include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Hourizadeh an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hourizadeh attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Northport, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Brehm is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Brehm attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. Dr. Chernyavskiy's clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chernyavskiy's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Mechanical Ventilation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric David Blacher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Eric Blacher specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), primary care, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Blacher is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Sinusitis, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.