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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Varshney is accepting new patients. Dr. Varshney studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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.

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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayser attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kayser 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 practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Kang's areas of expertise consist of asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kang is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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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' medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Areas of expertise for Dr. McWilliams include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. McWilliams is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McWilliams's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. McWilliams attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 pediatric pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fullmer include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Dr. Fullmer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fullmer is accepting 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia and asthma. She takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Dodson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Dodson 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 practices acupuncture in Austin, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. Mr. Rutkowski 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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