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We found 21 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueOptions 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Noorani is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noorani honors. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Noorani trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Woodhull Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jain's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain takes 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: 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For Dr. Desai's professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

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

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He 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 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Indian Languages.

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

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

Dr. Audrey Jara is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Jara is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

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

Dr. Douglas Wert's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. 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 Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating 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 accepts.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (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 in Trinity, FL. 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 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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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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Akram include lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Akram 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. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Michael an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College.

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

Dr. Nilesh Desai is a general internist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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 sees patients in Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. Dr. Hubsher has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. 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)

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

Dr. John Ibrahim works as a family medicine physician in New Port Richey, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ibrahim is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Medical University of the Americas, Dr. Ibrahim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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.