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

Dr. William Thomas Shearer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Shearer, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shearer graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Shearer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Consultation, Angioedema, HIV/AIDS, Hay Fever, Asthma

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 is a general practitioner, general internist, and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Delclos has a special interest in scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delclos's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sockrider takes. Dr. Sockrider's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sockrider is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Hanania's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Hanania is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Hiatt is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hiatt include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hiatt is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Teran include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Teran attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. George Mallory is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He 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. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Mallory completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
621 Fannin; Suite 1040.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruiz honors. Dr. Ruiz graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, 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. Dr. Manian's areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. 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 B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. 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)

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

Dr. A. Saleem is an internist and adult pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Saleem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Chok-Keung K Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1200 Binz Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chok Lee is an internist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), asthma, and allergy testing. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergy Testing, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush is an internist. Dr. Bush's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bush studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Rama is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Rama focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Rama accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Rama attended medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Julie Katkin specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Katkin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and circumcision. Dr. Vazirinia is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Vazirinia attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

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

Dr. Siby Moonnumakal sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moonnumakal studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, 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.