We found 24 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Houston, TX.

Dr. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Occupational Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, occupational medicine, and general internal medicine. Dr. Delclos's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Delclos is a graduate of the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delclos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Asthma

Dr. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. In Dr. Sockrider's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Jose M Teran Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Teran's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Teran include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Teran is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruiz graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mallory graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallory honors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Jennifer Ann Rama, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Rama is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Rama is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Rama is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. Dr. Saleem's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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 is open to new patients. Dr. Saleem is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chok K Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1200 Binz; #1388
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chok Lee practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), asthma, and allergy testing. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Julie Pamela Katkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Katkin is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Katkin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Katkin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bush include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Peter W Hiatt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Hiatt is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiatt accepts. Dr. Hiatt attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hiatt trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Hiatt is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Divina M Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Divina Tuazon's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuazon attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Siby Pothen Moonnumakal, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Greenway Plaza; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siby Moonnumakal's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moonnumakal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Moonnumakal attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.