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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 sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Malick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Mai Duong is a pediatrician. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duong is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Akram Mushtaha practices pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Mushtaha's education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Pasadena, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Palamountain attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Palamountain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Arredondo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Arredondo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Arredondo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Hay Fever

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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.