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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jantz include non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Jantz 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. Jantz graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Guarderas's areas of expertise include the following: hereditary angioedema, immunodeficiency, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Guarderas speaks 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 works as a general pediatrician in Gainesville, FL and Newberry, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Kelly attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelly 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 specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). For her residency, Dr. Thatayatikom trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Thatayatikom takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.

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

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 attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Papierniak focuses on asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Bahareh Ebadifar Keith, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bahareh Keith's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Keith focuses on asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Keith (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Persian. Dr. Keith 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Moguillansky has received 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. Mutasim Najib Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Abu-Hasan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Abu-Hasan is conversant in Arabic.

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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.