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We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Guardian near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Luis Granier is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is 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)

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

Dr. Kiran Nair is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. 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. Dr. Nair's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Varon works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Dr. Varon is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varon welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Clinton Doerr is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Doerr has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazirinia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Vazirinia focuses on asthma and circumcision. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Vazirinia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

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

Dr. Bhakti Khatri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Khatri's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, Hypertension, ... (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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jorge Zuniga practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and depression. Dr. Zuniga takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Zuniga's 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.