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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 is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Chamarthy include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Chamarthy is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. For her residency, Dr. Chamarthy trained at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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: 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' specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santos's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pansuriya's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Pansuriya graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He 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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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sriaroon graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sriaroon is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ashok Mittal works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Mittal is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and a graduate of Grant Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mittal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Newan average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic 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. Mary Jane King, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Mary King practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. King is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. He 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. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. Dr. Abinales speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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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 general pediatrician. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In Dr. Sanka's practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Spanish. She is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barasch honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barasch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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.