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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. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jantz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has a special interest in non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Jantz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. 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. His areas of expertise include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Guarderas attended the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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. 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 clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. 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 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Thatayatikom is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). For her residency, Dr. Thatayatikom trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her distinctions 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. Bahareh Ebadifar Keith, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bahareh Keith's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Keith is a graduate of 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. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keith accepts. In addition to English, 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Moguillansky's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Her distinctions include: 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. She is professionally 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Papierniak is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests encompass 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. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abu-Hasan speaks Arabic. He is professionally 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.