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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rao attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for her residency. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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 is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natoli takes.

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Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Nirmalan include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Nirmalan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Felix Jorge Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Felix Hernandez is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bergen Regional Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hernandez accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales is a general practitioner and family practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Abinales is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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.
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