We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Michael Alan Jantz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jantz is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jantz's areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jantz has received professional recognition including the following: 2014-2015: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; 2012-2013: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; and Consumer Research Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria N Kelly, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Kelly works as a general pediatrician in Gainesville, FL and Newberry, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Physician Customer Service Key Award (2012, 2013); the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee; and College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher 2007, 2009-2015.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Bahareh Ebadifar Keith, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bahareh Keith works as a pediatrician. Dr. Keith's clinical interests encompass asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program. Dr. Keith (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Persian. Dr. Keith's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Eric Stephen Papierniak, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Papierniak's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Papierniak is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Papierniak is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Moguillansky speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Moguillansky attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moguillansky include: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Gainesville, FL. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. Dr. Thatayatikom's clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thatayatikom takes. She has received the following distinctions: The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Thatayatikom is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Juan C Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Juan Guarderas is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Jacksonville, FL and Gainesville, FL. He graduated from the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Guarderas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). His clinical interests include hereditary angioedema, anaphylaxis, and immunodeficiency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Guarderas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Sinusitis, Cough, Asthma, Angioedema, Hereditary Angioedema, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Mutasim N Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In Dr. Abu-Hasan's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Abu-Hasan 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. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: 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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