We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Pooja Varshney specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Varshney attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Varshney has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. 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: 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kang 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. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kang is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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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
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bennie McWilliams is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McWilliams include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McWilliams is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He 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. Dr. McWilliams has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Dr. Fullmer is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Fullmer attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine L. Lindley Spaht Dodson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Dodson is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Austin, TX. Her clinical interests encompass pneumonia and asthma. Dr. Dodson is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dodson honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dodson's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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All Interests: Global Health, Outpatient Care, Medical Education, Pneumonia, Asthma, Patient Education

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

Mr. Douglas Rutkowski is an acupuncturist in Austin, TX. Mr. Rutkowski is especially interested in asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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