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We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Cigna near Allen, TX.

Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar is a general internist in McKinney, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Zafar a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Dr. Hasina Hussain, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Hasina Hussain is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Hussain attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Wesley Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hussain include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

Dr. Azra Rayaz Jagani, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Azra Jagani specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Jagani is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Jagani studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

Dr. Nazneen Mohua Talukder, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 W. Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Nazneen Talukder is an adolescent medicine specialist in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Talukder is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. After attending MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet for medical school, Dr. Talukder completed her residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 280
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan sees patients in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan has an open panel.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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.