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We found 22 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Noorani 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. Noorani graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel specializes in adult pulmonology. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Woodhull Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel is especially interested in sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. 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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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Chowdappa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Ursula Jara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7645 Cita Lane; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Audrey Jara works as a general pediatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Stitches, Newborn Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Akram has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Akram trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wert is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks French.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Desai's patients. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Young is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Michael is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Udayabhasker Gangapuram Gangapuram Reddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4807 Us Highway 19; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Udayabhasker Reddy specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Gandhi Hospital.

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

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mason Ivor Hubsher, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 Ridge Road; Suite 4
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mason Hubsher works as a general internist. After attending State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. On average, patients gave Dr. Hubsher a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim's specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of the Americas and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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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.