We found 26 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueOptions near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Latha M Narasimhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She works in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy 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. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Chamarthy's medical residency was performed at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Imran Khan works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. His education and training includes medical school at Army Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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.

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

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Patients gave Dr. Aggarwal an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. He 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 Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa is conversant in Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Zahid Akram is an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Akram a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akram is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Bharat Desai is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Desai has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai 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. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel is an adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mason Hubsher is an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hubsher is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hubsher include alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. Dr. Hubsher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at State University of New York (SUNY), he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hubsher speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Rheumatic Diseases, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ehab Michael specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Michael's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Michael is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hemant Shah is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Ursula Jara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4439 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Audrey Jara is a general pediatrician in New Port Richey, FL. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave Dr. Jara an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jara accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jara (or staff) is conversant in 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: Immunization, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stitches, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amir Noorani sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Noorani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Noorani's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Noorani is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Noorani has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Noorani is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a general internist. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Desai attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Desai is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jordan Young practices general internal medicine in Trinity, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Young is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He honors 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 and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Bina Jain practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Jain completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Wert's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wert obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wert include trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cryosurgery, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Surgical ... (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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