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We found 31 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Thai. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Before completing her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Chamarthy attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Chamarthy a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chamarthy 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 conversant in Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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All Interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is a general internist. Dr. Santos is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at The Miriam Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6029 9th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pansuriya's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Pansuriya graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He 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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Panida Sriaroon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Panida Sriaroon is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Dr. Sriaroon accepts 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 All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Bard Fogarty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 320
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Julie Fogarty practices general internal medicine in Largo, FL. Dr. Fogarty's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Fogarty is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7035 1st Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rebeca Fajardo is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fajardo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Havana School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Fajardo is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Pregnancy Test, Physical Exams, Skin Tag Removal, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby works as an internist. She 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. Dr. Digby obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4820 5th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Narayan completed his residency training at Saint Peter's University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue N
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal is an adult pulmonology specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan is an internist. His clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Nirmalan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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.