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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Gabor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Koruth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Koruth graduated from Calicut Medical College.

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Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Srivastava's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended King George Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. 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 specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Fatemi completed his residency training 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Zadeh is 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. Dr. Zadeh trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and 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's specialty is family medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Magee is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Magee attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at Florida Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales works as a family practice physician. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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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Dr. Gary Wayne Snell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
712 W. 25th Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gary Snell's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Snell at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Miami Valley Hospital. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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. Dr. Gill accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.