We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Hudson, FL.

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel is an adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemant Shah is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Robert Young's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Young's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. Dr. Young graduated from Spain. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Bayfront Health Spring Hill, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Mukeshkumar Patel works as an internist in Hudson, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oak Hill Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Ste 102a; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Greenfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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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