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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Houston, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Richard James Castriotta, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Castriotta's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and asthma. Dr. Castriotta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Castriotta attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Prasad Manian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Manian's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Manian attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2416 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan sees patients in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Ayub Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Gregorio Gregorio Casar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Casar's clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette Joan Mazur, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lynnette Mazur sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Mazur focuses on asthma. Dr. Mazur honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mazur is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Negar Vazirinia, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Negar Vazirinia's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazirinia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Vazirinia focuses on asthma and circumcision. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Vazirinia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Dr. Keely Garrett Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
6431 Fannin Street Msb 3.228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Keely Smith specializes in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her areas of expertise include lung problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Lung Problems, Epidemiology, 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.