We found 21 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Noorani attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Noorani average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Noorani honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

Dr. Audrey Jara's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Jara include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jara honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Jara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Wert sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wert is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Wert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wert is conversant in French.

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

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He 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. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Chowdappa is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Jain attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She 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.

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

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

Dr. Bharat Desai is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. Patients rated Dr. Desai highly, giving Dr. Desai an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai 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: 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Young takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency.

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

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

Dr. Zahid Akram's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akram accepts.

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

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

Dr. Ehab Michael sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael takes. He attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Hemant Shah sees patients in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Desai completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati.

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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 is a Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hubsher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's specialty is family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greenfield's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for his residency. Dr. Greenfield is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (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.
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