We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Katy, TX.

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
545b S Mason Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Schreiber is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Schreiber is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergy testing. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schreiber trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schreiber is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Vietnamese. In her practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
21820 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 110
Katy, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Shirley's areas of expertise consist of immune disorders and asthma. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shirley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu is an internist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Kalapatapu studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalapatapu's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Suzanne Melancon Kyle, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3030 South Mason Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Kyle's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kyle accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Razaali Razak, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Ctr Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Razaali Razak practices general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Razak's clinical interests encompass asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Razak studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Razak (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Bianca Shah Jasani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Bianca Jasani practices general pediatrics in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jasani is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Jasani attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Celeste D Palmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Celeste Palmer's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Niranjan S Puranik, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Niranjan Puranik sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Puranik is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks Marathi and Spanish.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Sarita Kini-Pai, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Boulevard; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sarita Kini-Pai's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Kini-Pai 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. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29320 Katy Freeway; Suite 500
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Defriece's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Defriece average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Defriece 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 an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Hay ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
5423 E. 5th Street; Suite D
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thanh Taylor is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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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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