We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. Karen Baldwin's specialty is general pediatrics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Patients gave Dr. Baldwin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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: 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

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

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Zanchi attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He has a special interest in lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Zanchi is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enriquez takes. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Kathryn Convers practices allergy & immunology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Convers is conversant in 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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.