We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A (fivay Professional Center)
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL, Hudson, FL, and Port Richey, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Dr. Robert A Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young is a general internist. He graduated from Spain. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Young's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Young's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Mukeshkumar Ishwarbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 330
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukeshkumar Patel sees patients in Hudson, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and 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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