We found 6 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Varshney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Dr. Varshney's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jackee D Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kayser's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kayser's 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. J. Kang works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise include asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. Dr. Kang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: CPAP Treatment, Asthma, Narcolepsy

Dr. Bennie C McWilliams Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 303
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bennie McWilliams specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care and practices in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. McWilliams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McWilliams's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Katherine L. Lindley Dodson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. K. Dodson is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Dodson's clinical interests encompass pneumonia and asthma. She takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dodson is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Rutkowski has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. He takes 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.
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