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

Dr. Zahid Akram practices adult pulmonology in New Port Richey, FL. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Akram's clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (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. His clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. Dr. Patel 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. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Chowdappa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

Dr. Bharat Desai's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai 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. Before completing Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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

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

Dr. Amir Noorani is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. These areas are among Dr. Noorani's clinical interests: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Noorani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Noorani has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Desai studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Wert practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. 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. These areas are among Dr. Wert's clinical interests: diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wert honors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Wert is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

Dr. Ehab Michael works as a general internist in New Port Richey, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Michael takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Michael is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, 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. He attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant N 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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Audrey Jara works as a general pediatrician in New Port Richey, FL. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Jara include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Jara is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Jara (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jordan Young is a general internist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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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. Dr. Hubsher's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY). For his professional training, Dr. Hubsher completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Hubsher is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 practices family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System, Family Medical Center, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenfield average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal's average rating from her patients is 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. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Agarwal's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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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