Asthma Specialist

Patients from throughout New York City see Dr. Nejat and Dr. Kiehm at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers for asthma care and treatment. Appointments are available at offices located in Manhattan, such as in Murray Hill, the Upper West Side, and Midtown East among other offices. Look for us in Queens, NY as well.
    1. " I feel as if they know and care about my health."

    2. Ruby S. NYASC

    1. "Great experience from start to finish. Thanks!"

    2. Verified Patient NYASC

    1. "The office staff was so friendly and nice. The doctor is so knowledgeable and patient!"

    2. Verified Patient NYASC

    1. "Always great. I tell everyone I know."

    2. Maritza O. NYASC

    1. "The staff was friendly and took great care of my son."

    2. Alexander B. NYASC

    1. "Dr. Nejat is a lifesaver."

    2. Claudia H. NYASC

    1. " I have always been very happy with Dr. Nejat and his staff."

    2. Patty H. NYASC

    1. "All staff members are very friendly and Dr. Nejat is the best doctor ever!"

    2. Young K. NYASC

    1. "Dr. Nejat has very good manners, very compassionate, and takes his time..."

    2. Joseph H. NYASC

    1. "Dr. Morris Najat along with his staff is amazing."

    2. Alex S. NYASC

    1. "The front desk & entire staff was very friendly & welcoming."

    2. Stephanie M. NYASC

Asthma Q & A

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition caused by chronic inflammation in the lungs. Asthma attacks are triggered by the body’s allergic reaction to an inhaled substance, exercise, or certain medications. Characterized by wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or coughing, asthma affects approximately 25 million people in the United States. Many people with asthma also experience allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever.

What Triggers Asthma?

Heredity is a key factor when screening patients for asthma. Other triggers include:woman holding throat from asthma attack

  • Acid reflux
  • Air pollutants
  • Allergens
  • Dust
  • Emotional anxiety
  • Exercise
  • Foods
  • Irritants
  • Medications
  • Sinus infections
  • Smoke
  • Viral infections
  • Weather conditions

Some of these triggers do not cause allergic reactions but are known to irritate the sinuses, airways, and nose, creating asthma-like symptoms or make asthma symptoms worse. For example, foods can cause an allergic reaction with asthmatic symptoms or can stimulate a gastrointestinal response, like GERD, which can make asthma symptoms worse.

How Is Asthma Treated?

There is no known cure for asthma but with effective medical care, the condition can be managed. Asthma needs to be diagnosed by a doctor and the patient’s symptoms assessed before a treatment plan is implemented. The doctor will listen to your lungs and ask you questions about your symptoms including what else you are doing when you experience them and for details about what you feel. The doctor will perform a physical exam and ask you questions about your personal and family medical history. In many cases, the treatment plan will include an inhaler to be used a couple of times a day or when your symptoms flare up. You may also be advised to take regular exercise to strengthen your lungs and heart. Keeping your home as clean as possible to reduce exposure to dust, pet dander, and other common household allergens may also be suggested.

Insurance

Our office accepts most health insurance plans. The staff will assist you with any necessary paperwork and other requirements relative to your insurance provider. For your convenience and to save time, feel free to use the on-line appointment feature! Please inquire with our office staff if you have any questions or if you do not see your insurance plan listed.

Aetna
AmeriHealth
BCBS
Beech Street
Cigna
First Health
GHI
Great West Health Care
HIP
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford
PHCS
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    " I've been very grateful to Dr. Nejat ever since he put me on a program of medication and allergy shots. I have not had an attack in 15 years."

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    "It was quick and concise. I got everything I needed with my doctor in about 10 minutes. Excellent service!"

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    "Could not believe what through testing Dr. Nejat had his staff provide me with just to see if I was allergic to anything."

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    "Dr. Nejat first helped me years ago with my allergies. His treatment changed my life. I no longer suffer allergy attacks or sinus infections."

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    "From the moment I entered the office, I was greeted with a friendly hello, and the great service continued until I left the office."

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    "When we got in the office they welcomed us and the paper work was done right away. We did not have to wait long in the wait room. "

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    "Just amazing people and they care dearly about your health and well being. They take the time to answer all of your questions no matter how long it takes."

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