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 is an allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Engler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. Dr. Engler is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Engler is open to 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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Manian's areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Casar include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. Dr. Casar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Casar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation.

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

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

Dr. Lynnette Mazur specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazur include asthma. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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 pediatrician. 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 has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and circumcision. Dr. Vazirinia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazirinia takes. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 works as an internist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Ayub Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

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

Dr. Richard Castriotta is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. 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 Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Keely G Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Keely Smith's areas of specialization are general practice, pediatric pulmonology, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include lung problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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