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

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Dr. Mahesh M Bhambore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhambore include heart problems, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and wellness visit. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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). Dr. Patel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Choksi's clinical interests: heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Choksi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Marian Menezes' specialty is adult pulmonology. In Dr. Menezes's practice, Dr. Menezes is particularly interested in asthma and insomnia. Dr. Menezes's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Menezes studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. Dr. Menezes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menezes has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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

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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Wesley Chapel, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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

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

Dr. Laura Heimback-Graham's specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. These areas are among Dr. Heimback-Graham's clinical interests: asthma and mental health issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heimback-Graham is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Mental Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Jamie Ann Mallah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 100
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Mallah works as a pediatrician in Lutz, FL. Dr. Mallah is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Samantha Lindsay is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindsay include steroid injections, warts, and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Lindsay is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for her residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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