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We found 3 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Silver 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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thatayatikom include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Thatayatikom is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thatayatikom takes. Her distinctions include: The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

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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 foot doctor in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Altamonte Springs, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Osterweil 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. His training includes a residency program at Genessee Hospital.

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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 specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Fernandez's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.