We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano is an internist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zumpano has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zumpano's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Z Baldwin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Brandon, FL and Riverview, FL. Patients gave Dr. Baldwin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin completed her residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Zanchi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zanchi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Manuel Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Enriquez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enriquez accepts. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Enriquez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Hooker's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and asthma. Dr. Hooker accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hooker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Intensive Care

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3658 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Valrico, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Convers is an allergist/immunologist in Valrico, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Convers attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Primary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue; Office of Dr. Rosenberg
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. David Rosenberg is a pediatric pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, 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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