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

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

Dr. Karen Baldwin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Baldwin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialties are adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. He attended medical school at Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Patients rated Dr. Zanchi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Zanchi graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. He 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. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Enriquez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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)

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

Dr. Kathryn Convers is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Convers's education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is conversant in Spanish.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. Dr. Rosenberg has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally 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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