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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luis Granier sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Granier's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He attended the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier has an open panel.

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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 specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kopas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Varon has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varon include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma, Sepsis, Weight Loss

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Doerr attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doerr's office for an appointment.

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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 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

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)

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

Dr. J. Gold's medical specialty is general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Gold has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold takes. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhakti Khatri specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khatri include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and thyroid problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Khatri is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Khatri is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Bueso an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bueso include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bueso attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes 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 an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuniga include prostate problems, warts, and depression. Dr. Zuniga's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to 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.
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