We found 10 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Shah's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shah attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 502
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roger Fox's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Allergies, Angioedema, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 102
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 201
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula's clinical interests include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2329 Crestover Lane; Building 3
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi, who practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Zanchi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zanchi accepts. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marian Francis Menezes, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marian Menezes practices adult pulmonology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Menezes has a special interest in asthma and insomnia. Dr. Menezes is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Menezes is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menezes honors. Dr. Menezes has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems

Dr. Jamie Ann Mallah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4683 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Mallah specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lutz, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Mallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mallah attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mallah is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Laura Lynn Heimback-Graham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 100
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Laura Heimback-Graham's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, she completed her residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Her clinical interests encompass asthma and mental health issues. Dr. Heimback-Graham honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Mental Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lindsay is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindsay accepts. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsay's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Bursitis, Family Planning, Burns, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.