We found 25 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueOptions near Port Richey, FL.

Dr Shiv Kumar Aggarwal MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal is an internist. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Community Hospital, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Imran A Khan MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Imran Khan is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. After attending Army Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Sepsis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Zahid M Akram MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Zahid Akram specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Akram accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Jayadeva Chowdappa MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chowdappa is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Li ... (Read more)

Bharat M Desai MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL

Dr. Bharat Desai, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin ... (Read more)

Dr Mukesh Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL

Dr. Mukesh Patel is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cancer, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr Mason I Hubsher MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
6545 Ridge Road; Suite 4
Port Richey, FL

Dr. Mason Hubsher is a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Hubsher's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Hubsher attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hubsher is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Rheumatic Diseases, Irritable Bowel Synd ... (Read more)

Dr Latha M Chamarthy MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 2.43 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She graduated from Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras and then she performed her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chamarthy include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. Dr. Chamarthy's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr Ehab Michael MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Michael is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Michael trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive Pu ... (Read more)

Hemant Shah MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist in Holiday, FL, Hudson, FL, and Port Richey, FL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Pr ... (Read more)

Amir A Noorani MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Amir Noorani practices adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noorani include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Noorani's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noorani honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Noorani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pu ... (Read more)

Dr Nilesh Desai MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL

Dr. Nilesh Desai's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Desai's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Hypertensio ... (Read more)

Dr Jordan Young BSC PA MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
9332 State Rd 54; Suite 202 (medical Arts Bldg)
Trinity, FL

Dr. Jordan Young specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Young is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Young's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, S ... (Read more)

Bina Jain MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
5522 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Bina Jain is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstruc ... (Read more)

Douglas Allen Wert MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Douglas Wert's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wert (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Wert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cryosurgery, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, O ... (Read more)

Dr Shahina Javeed MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL

Dr. Shahina Javeed is a Holiday, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Javeed include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Dr. Javeed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She completed her residency training at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (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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