We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Wesley Chapel, FL.

Dr. Shital Rajni Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2800 Windguard Circle; Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Shital Mehta is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Mehta performed his residency at Union Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mehta speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth's specialty is allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Reichmuth accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reichmuth is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Cough, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
27343 Wesley Chapel Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Dade City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He 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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2329 Crestover Lane; Building 3
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
27343 Wesley Chapel Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Land O Lakes, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Vydyula 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 Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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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