We found 153 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Harold J Farber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor, Mc Cc 920.01
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Farber works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Farber include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Mallory's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). 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. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Robert William Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Moore honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Kidney Problems

Dr. Walid Antoine Baaklini, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walid Baaklini is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Baaklini is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Christine Huong Le, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
1111 Augusta Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christine Le works as a family medicine physician and general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Le attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Vaginitis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He 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. He attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Sockrider performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Fannin Street; Suite 1620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Delclos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delclos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Delclos has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Asthma

Dr. Michelle Chrisco Chrisco, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Mann is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Mann is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Ste. 11b.15
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Miguel Sanchez Leon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1001, Department of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raul Sanchez Leon practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Sanchez Leon performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sanchez Leon is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6550 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Uysal's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. In addition to English, Dr. Engler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Julie Pamela Katkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Katkin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Katkin is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Amelia Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Ng's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Ng is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng accepts. Dr. Ng has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Justo Alfonso Montalvo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3900 Essex Lane; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. Dr. Montalvo studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montalvo takes.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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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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