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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Jantz's areas of expertise include the following: non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jantz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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.

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

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

Dr. Juan Guarderas specializes in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: hereditary angioedema, immunodeficiency, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Guarderas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Guarderas is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Maria N Kelly, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Kelly's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kelly has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kelly 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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
2000 Sw Archer Road; Second Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. She is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Thatayatikom takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. She 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. Bahareh Ebadifar Keith, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bahareh Keith works as a pediatrician in Gainesville, FL. In her practice, Dr. Keith focuses on asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Keith (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Persian. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moguillansky include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She 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. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. Dr. Moguillansky is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moguillansky is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Eric Papierniak practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Papierniak honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Papierniak is professionally 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. Mutasim Najib Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In Dr. Abu-Hasan's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. 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 is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Abu-Hasan 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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