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We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Richard Castriotta sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castriotta takes. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

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

Dr. David Engler sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Prasad Manian's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manian graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lynnette Mazur practices general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazur include asthma. Dr. Mazur is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Mazur attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazirinia's clinical interests include asthma and circumcision. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Vazirinia is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casar include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casar honors. Dr. Casar attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.

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

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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.