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We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Gerald Wayne Staton Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Staton's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Staton is especially interested in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Atlanta Super Doctors; Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta; and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Staton's professional affiliations include Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic at Building A, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2227 Idlewood Road
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie is a general internist and general pediatrician in Atlanta, GA, Tucker, GA, and Dunwoody, GA. His clinical interests include menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). On average, patients gave Dr. Christie a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Christie is professionally affiliated with ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marshall Guidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Guidot practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guidot include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Guidot trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Fernando Aristizabal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2665 N Decatur Road; Suite 430
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jose Aristizabal specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Decatur, GA and Duluth, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aristizabal include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Valle and performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Plummer works as a pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Plummer trained at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Plummer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Srihari Veeraraghavan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building A, 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Srihari Veeraraghavan is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Veeraraghavan's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Veeraraghavan speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Patrick Demarini, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2665 N. Decautr Road; Suite 430
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Demarini is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Decatur, GA and Johns Creek, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demarini is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Demarini is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Dung Truong, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alexander Truong works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Truong's areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truong honors. Dr. Truong speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia D Glenn-Shaheed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 240
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Patricia Glenn-Shaheed practices general internal medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is especially interested in diabetes and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glenn-Shaheed takes. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Glenn-Shaheed performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Marissa R Shams, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1365 Clifton Road; 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Marissa Shams' medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Shams attended Mercer University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Colin Eugene Swenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Colin Swenson's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Swenson has indicated that Dr. Swenson's clinical interests include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Swenson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Swenson studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Swenson trained at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swenson's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
285 Boulevard, Ne; Suite 235
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Robert Platner specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Platner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in asthma. His professional affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Platner is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Platner (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Frances Eun-Hyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building A, Suite A 4331
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Frances Lee's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is conversant in Korean. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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.