We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Robert A Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Young's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Spain.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Lesions, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukeshkumar Ishwarbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 330
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukeshkumar Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hudson, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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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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