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 allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated Dr. Engler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Engler is conversant in 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 is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castriotta include sleep apnea and asthma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Castriotta completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manian attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. 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. Manian has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2416 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ayub Medical College and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. J. Casar is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Casar attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mazur include asthma. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mazur takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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's clinical interests encompass asthma and circumcision. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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. 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her clinical interests include lung problems. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Smith 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.
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