We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr Shital R Mehta DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2800 Windguard Circle; Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Shital Mehta works as an internist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Union Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Mehta's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. On average, patients gave Dr. Mehta a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Spirometry, Trigger Point Inje ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. His areas of expertise include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. Dr. Vydyula takes 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 Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

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

Chirag Shah DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2352 Bruce B Downs 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

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

Daniel Reichmuth MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Reichmuth's areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, allergic reaction, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He 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. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Cough, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Insect Allergy, ... (Read more)

Mrs Karen J Olivero PAC
Specializes in Allergy
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 303
Wesley Chapel, FL

Ms. Karen Olivero is an allergist in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Ms. Olivero is especially interested in immunotherapy, asthma, and allergies. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Secure Horizons, and more. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Immunotherapy, 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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