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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Staton is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Atlanta Super Doctors; Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta; and The Best Doctors in America. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic at Building A, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. 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. These areas are among Dr. Christie's clinical interests: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christie honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christie is 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guidot include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Guidot's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Aristizabal accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Aristizabal attended medical school at the University of Valle. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Aristizabal is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Plummer's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Plummer completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Veeraraghavan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Decatur, GA and Johns Creek, GA. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. Dr. Demarini honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Demarini is professionally 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 is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truong takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Truong attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Truong's professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Glenn-Shaheed's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and asthma. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Glenn-Shaheed 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. She attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shams trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Shams's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergies. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Platner is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Platner studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has a special interest in asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Platner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Platner accepts. Dr. Platner (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Platner's professional affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Colin Swenson specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Swenson's areas of expertise include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Swenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Swenson completed Dr. Swenson's residency training at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Swenson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include asthma and allergies. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Korean.

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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.
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