We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana HMO Premier 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's 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. Dr. Mehta attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Union Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth practices allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. 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. Dr. Reichmuth studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is 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. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shah 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. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Vydyula 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. Vydyula is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: 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, who practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Patients rated Dr. Zanchi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zanchi graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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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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