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 in McKinney, TX. Patients gave Dr. Zafar an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zafar include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Zafar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally 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 practices adolescent medicine in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. 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. Before performing her residency at Wesley Medical Center, Dr. Hussain attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Jagani is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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. Dr. Talukder speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and allergy testing. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Before performing her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Talukder attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Talukder accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.