We found 9 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Engler accepts 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Engler's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Castriotta's areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Castriotta is 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manian 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. Dr. Manian has an open panel. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. J. Casar sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. Dr. Casar takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. 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 practices general pediatrics in Houston, TX. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazur include asthma. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She 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 is a pediatrician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vazirinia's areas of expertise include asthma and circumcision. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vazirinia is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kamran Khan specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ayub Medical College. Dr. Khan's residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Keely Smith's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally 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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