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We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Sanford, FL.

Dr. Elena Mirela Gabor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elena Gabor is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gabor attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Dr. Jesse Wayne Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Johnson is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Johnson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth practices general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Koruth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth accepts 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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Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Srivastava's education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Zia E Fatemi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Zia Fatemi practices general internal medicine in Lake Mary, FL. Patients rated Dr. Fatemi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, Dr. Fatemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh practices general internal medicine. She speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. For her residency, Dr. Zadeh trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Dr. Edward John Magee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
910 Williston Park Point; Suite #2050
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Edward Magee's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Magee has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Florida Hospital.

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Dr. Kristy Jo Magee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 2050
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kristy Magee practices family medicine in Lake Mary, FL and Sanford, FL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Magee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Magee completed a residency program at Florida Hospital. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Pontenciano Divino Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales is a family practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzales average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales 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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Dr. Gary Wayne Snell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
712 W. 25th Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gary Snell works as a family practitioner in Sanford, FL. Dr. Snell's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snell takes. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Miami Valley Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Manpreet Kaur Gill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2209 S French Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Manpreet Gill practices family medicine in Sanford, FL. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gill takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gill (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional 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.