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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar 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. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Zafar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Zafar 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 has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Hussain honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Wesley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with 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's specialty is adolescent medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Jagani is professionally affiliated with 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 is in-network 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 a specialist in adolescent medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Talukder include asthma and allergy testing. The average patient rating for Dr. Talukder is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talukder accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Talukder's 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.