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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jantz takes. 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. 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. 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. Juan Carlos Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Juan Guarderas' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Guarderas include hereditary angioedema, immunodeficiency, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Guarderas is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Guarderas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Kelly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Kelly's distinctions 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 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Thatayatikom is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). For her professional training, Dr. Thatayatikom completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thatayatikom honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky 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. Before completing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Moguillansky attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moguillansky has received distinctions including the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Bahareh Keith is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Keith attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for her residency. She has a special interest in asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, French, and Persian. Dr. Keith is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Papierniak is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. Dr. Papierniak attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Abu-Hasan is conversant in Arabic. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Abu-Hasan attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He 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: 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.