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We found 3 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Orlando, FL.

Sthorn Thatayatikom MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
(407) 650-7000

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Thatayatikom 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. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thatayatikom include: The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Thatayatikom is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine
300 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimme, FL
(407) 935-9012

Dr. Jose Fernandez's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Fernandez an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Glenn H Osterweil DPM, LAc, MS, DiplAc(NCCAOM)
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist
5449 S Semoran Boulevard; Suite 14
Orlando, FL
(407) 322-8645; (407) 900-7259

Dr. Glenn Osterweil works as an acupuncturist and podiatrist in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Altamonte Springs, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterweil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. His residency was performed at Genessee Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.