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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 works as an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Zafar is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Zafar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hussain include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Hussain trained at Wesley Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Jagani's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jagani completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She takes 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. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 280
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahlavan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nazneen Talukder is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Talukder include asthma and allergy testing. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Talukder speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, 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.