We found 34 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Juan C Zambrano, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 South West Freeway; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Zambrano's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Zambrano focuses on asthma and allergy testing. The average patient rating for Dr. Zambrano is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Zambrano attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Hubert Yu-Te Ho, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hubert Ho specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sleep disorders and asthma. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Ho honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Sonia Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, General Pediatrics
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Chauhan's medical specialty is neonatology and general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, Osmania University, and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, prenatal diagnosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed Dr. Chauhan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chauhan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Issues, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, Prenatal Diagnosis, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley's specialty is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immune disorders and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shirley accepts. Dr. Shirley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shirley's professional 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. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Dr. Erin Floyd Otness, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erin Otness specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Otness attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Otness welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Amina Noor Husain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amina Husain specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Husain takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Husain (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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All Interests: Physical Exams, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Lewis A Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9494 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Brown's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in immune disorders and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Brown attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kancherla's areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), 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. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Joan Whitaker Stoerner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Neonatology
8780 Hwy; 6 Ste A
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Joan Stoerner works as a neonatologist and pediatrician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoerner's areas of expertise include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Stoerner completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Specializes in General Pediatrics
8200 Wednesbury; Suite 112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rukmini Kumar specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Kumar's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include scoliosis, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Her residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Scoliosis, Physical Exams, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Hip Problems, Hives, Anemia, Hay Fever

Dr. Aliya S Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16103 Lexington Boulevard; Suite K
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Viren N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah specializes in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His clinical interests include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Aisha L Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
5505 West Orem Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aisha Chaudhary is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Chaudhary is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Vandana Khera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18717 S. University Boulevard; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vandana Khera's specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khera include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Khera is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khera takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center.

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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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