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We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy practices adult allergy & immunology in Pinellas Park, FL and Bay Pines, FL. Dr. Chamarthy attended Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras and then went on to complete her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Chamarthy focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chamarthy speaks Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos works as a general internist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Santos graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. 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: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He 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. Dr. Pansuriya studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pansuriya's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Panida Sriaroon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Panida Sriaroon specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sriaroon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sriaroon trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan works as a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Burns, Transbronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Mittal trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Jane King, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Mary King works as an internist in Tampa, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King accepts. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Benjamin John Tiongson Abinales Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7500 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Abinales practices general internal medicine. Dr. Abinales is conversant in Filipino. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. 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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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Kagan is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kagan obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sanka has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Sanka attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care.

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All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Mouth Problems, Skin Biopsy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergy Patch Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1751 66th St N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Marc Barasch practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barasch include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Barasch is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Barasch an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

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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.