Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Employers Health Network near Katy, TX.

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu accepts. Dr. Kalapatapu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (Read more)

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.