We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 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 a general internist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. He 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. Dr. Zafar attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Zafar trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

Dr. Hasina Hussain's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Hussain focuses on asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Hussain's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Wesley Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain accepts.

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Jagani has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jagani's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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 specializes in adolescent medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Talukder has a special interest in asthma and allergy testing. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. She obtained her medical school training at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Talukder has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talukder honors.

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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.
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