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We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare near Austin, TX.

Dr. Pooja Varshney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200, Strictly Pediatrics Professional Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Varshney practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Varshney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Varshney speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Cough, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Medication, Education, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jackee Dawn Thornton Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200, Strictly Pediatrics Professional Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kayser's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Asthma, Medication, Community Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. June-Ku Brian Brian Kang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 303
Austin, TX
 

Dr. June-Ku Kang is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Austin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kang graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kang is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: CPAP Treatment, Asthma, Narcolepsy

Dr. Bennie Coleman McWilliams Jr., MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 303, Strictly Pediatrics Professional Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bennie McWilliams is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Austin, TX. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McWilliams takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. McWilliams attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McWilliams is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Jason James Fullmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
3305 Northland Drive; Suite 512
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jason Fullmer's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Dr. Fullmer is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Fullmer attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Fullmer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Swallowing Problems, Asthma, Aspiration, Chronic Cough

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2111 Dickson Drive; Suite 26
Austin, TX
 

Mr. Douglas Rutkowski practices acupuncture. Clinical interests for Mr. Rutkowski include asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Allergies, Pain Management, Asthma, Herbal Medicine

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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.