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We found 16 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Friendswood, TX.

Dr. Suzanne Marie Condron, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17150 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Condron is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Condron attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Preventive Care, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido works as an adult allergist and immunologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Weido is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weido takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Javed 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 medical school at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Employment Issues

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. In Dr. Burress's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Alfred Salim Maksoud, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Orchard Street; Suite 200
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Maksoud is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maksoud attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Maksoud average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maksoud takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Shortness of Breath, Emphysema

Dr. Amir Ramsis Ghebranious, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ghebranious trained at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Mai Duyen Duong, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Mai Duong sees patients in Friendswood, TX and Pasadena, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duong is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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.

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All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14903 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri is a general internist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ghadiri at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Isfahan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Ghadiri's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mushtaha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Sinus Headache, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhavana S Babber, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Bhavana Babber practices general pediatrics. Dr. Babber honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Babber trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Babber speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Dana Dempsey Jowers, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Dana Jowers' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jowers studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Moe Moe Win Thint, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Monica Thint is a Friendswood, TX physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Patients gave Dr. Thint an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. 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. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. She is conversant in Burmese. Dr. Thint is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.