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We found 8 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's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castriotta include sleep apnea and asthma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Castriotta's education and training includes medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and 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. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler practices allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Engler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engler honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He welcomes 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Manian is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manian's 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. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2416 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. He graduated from Ayub Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Casar is a graduate of La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as a general pediatrician in Houston, TX. 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. Dr. Mazur's clinical interests include asthma. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vazirinia's areas of expertise include asthma and circumcision. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazirinia honors. Dr. Vazirinia 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. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung problems. Dr. Smith accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. 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.