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

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

Dr. David Guidot's specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Guidot attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Staton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. 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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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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Christie graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Christie average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Christie is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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; he sees patients in Decatur, GA and Duluth, GA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Aristizabal 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. Dr. Aristizabal has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plummer include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Plummer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Srihari Veeraraghavan works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Veeraraghavan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Lady Hardinge Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is 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 specialist and pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Demarini trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demarini accepts. Dr. Demarini has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He 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 adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Atlanta, GA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Truong attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Truong include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Truong is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Truong is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Patricia Glenn-Shaheed is an internist. She is especially interested in diabetes and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Glenn-Shaheed obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She is professionally 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 is an allergist and immunologist in Atlanta, GA. She has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Shams attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Shams honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Platner's specialty is general pediatrics. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Platner's clinical interests include asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Platner studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Platner (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His 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 has a special interest in lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Swenson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Swenson graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then Dr. Swenson performed Dr. Swenson's residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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

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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Atlanta, GA. In her practice, Dr. Lee focuses on asthma and allergies. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Lee 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.