We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Brandon, FL.

Specializes in General Pediatrics
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Baldwin attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baldwin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Rakesh Mohanlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive; Office of Rakesh Shah Md
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Shah sees patients in Plant City, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College. He trained at Raritan Bay Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dragos Zanchi practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Enriquez attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Enriquez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Convers practices allergy & immunology in Valrico, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Convers honors. Dr. Convers obtained her medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Convers is 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg is especially interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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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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