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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's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. Dr. Tang 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. He is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is conversant in Thai. Dr. Tang's 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. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Al-Andary studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks Lebanese and Arabic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Rao is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. 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 graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kavita Rao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She trained at Hurley Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Natoli is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 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. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3527 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan practices general internal medicine. Dr. Narayan's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

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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 and Tampa, FL. Dr. Fajardo is rated highly by her patients. 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. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Havana School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fajardo trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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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 works as an internist in Tampa, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. Dr. Digby 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 Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Digby attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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