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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general practice, occupational medicine, and general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delclos takes. Dr. Delclos graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sockrider's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. Dr. Hanania has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Hiatt attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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. Dr. Teran has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Teran 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mallory graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has a special interest in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ruiz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rama include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rama 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. She attended medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rama completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. 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. Manian is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Saleem's clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Siby Moonnumakal is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. In Dr. Moonnumakal's practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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. He 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Katkin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katkin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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.

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All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Chok Lee's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), asthma, and allergy testing. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

Dr. Negar Vazirinia, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Negar Vazirinia sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Vazirinia performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and circumcision. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Vazirinia's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bush is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bush's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She 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. Bush studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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

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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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