We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He honors 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Spirometry, ... (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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah is especially interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
27343 Wesley Chapel Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Dade City, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors 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: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Vydyula studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. 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.

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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. On average, patients gave Dr. Zanchi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zanchi accepts. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in 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. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Reichmuth include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reichmuth takes. 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)

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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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