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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
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Varshney's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Varshney attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. She is especially interested in immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dr. Kayser attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kayser is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Kang is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kang honors. Dr. Kang is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. McWilliams's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McWilliams is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. McWilliams has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fullmer include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fullmer honors. Dr. Fullmer is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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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's specialty is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. Mr. Rutkowski is an in-network provider for 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.