We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Douglas Schreiber is an allergist/immunologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Schreiber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schreiber graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient ratings for Dr. Schreiber average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shirley attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shirley focuses on immune disorders and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shirley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His 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. Suzanne Melancon Kyle, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3030 South Mason Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Kyle's specialty is general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kyle is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Razaali Razak's specialty is general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Razak focuses on asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. Dr. Razak is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Razak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Razak (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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 sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jasani completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Palmer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Puranik is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Kini-Pai is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Defriece has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Defriece's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Dr. Defriece welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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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