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We found 4 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at Union Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2241 Green Hedges Way; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Reichmuth's clinical interests include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. 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.

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

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

Dr. Dragos Zanchi sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is 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)

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include 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 graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. 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: 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.