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

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

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Granier-Spikula performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Granier-Spikula welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Connolly is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kopas include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kopas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Varon's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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. Dr. Varon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhakti Khatri works as an internist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khatri takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khatri's practice 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 Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Doerr is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doerr 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 general pediatrician in Houston, TX. Dr. Vazirinia has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazirinia include asthma and circumcision. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vazirinia's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gold is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Gold is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Gold graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Bueso attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bueso has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, 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 Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Zuniga specializes in infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuniga include prostate problems, warts, and depression. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes 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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