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.

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

Dr. Elena Gabor specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. 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. Dr. Gabor is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Dr. Gabor is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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 works as an internist in Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Srivastava is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from King George Medical University and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Srivastava is 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 is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fatemi honors. Dr. Fatemi graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fatemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Farideh Zadeh's specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Zadeh's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zadeh is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Magee is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Florida Hospital. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional 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. Patients gave Dr. Magee an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Magee's residency was performed 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 practices family medicine in Debary, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Dr. Gary Wayne Snell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
712 W. 25th Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gary Snell is a family medicine physician in Sanford, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Snell completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Manpreet Gill's medical specialty is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Gill attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi.

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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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