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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Varshney attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She takes 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 the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting 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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She 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. Kayser takes. She has an open panel. Dr. Kayser graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kayser completed a residency program at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Kang's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, CPAP treatment, and narcolepsy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kang is professionally 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Austin, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. McWilliams's practice 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fullmer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Fullmer's residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Rutkowski has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, pain management, and herbal medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to 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.