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We found 29 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. He attended medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Tang is conversant in Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao works as an internist. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Rao attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Rao is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ali speaks Arabic. Dr. Ali's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

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. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rao an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (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. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli works as an internist in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (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. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3527 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Narayan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. 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.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7035 1st Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rebeca Fajardo practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Havana School of Medicine and performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Fajardo's average rating from her patients is 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Pregnancy Test, Physical Exams, Skin Tag Removal, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Digby takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Downs's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (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. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan works as an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nirmalan include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. 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. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Nirmalan attended St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (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)

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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.