We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Shital Rajni Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2800 Windguard Circle; Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Shital Mehta works as an internist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Mehta takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mehta attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Union Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. He has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Vydyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
27343 Wesley Chapel Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth practices allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reichmuth include drug allergy, allergic reaction, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Reichmuth studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Reichmuth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Cough, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, ... (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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