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We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Guardian near Houston, TX.

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Granier is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Mona Kopas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kopas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopas is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kopas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Clinton Harold Doerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Doerr is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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. Joshua Michael Gold, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Gold is a general internist, allergist and immunologist, and rheumatologist. Dr. Gold's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhakti D Khatri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhakti Khatri works as a general internist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Khatri's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khatri is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Varon, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, stroke, and weight loss. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Varon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Varon is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Weight Loss, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Zuniga is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuniga include prostate problems, warts, and depression. Dr. Zuniga is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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.