We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Engler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Engler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engler honors. Dr. Engler graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Engler is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Mai Duyen Duong, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4024 Brookhaven Avenue
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mai Duong practices general pediatrics in Friendswood, TX, Houston, TX, and Pasadena, TX. She 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. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Duong speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malick's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3315 Burke Road; Suite 202
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mushtaha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Sinus Headache, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shea Estelle Palamountain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4949 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 200
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Shea Palamountain's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palamountain honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Odette Arredondo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7550 Office City Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Odette Arredondo sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Arredondo's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients. Dr. Arredondo obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive ... (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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