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 an allergist/immunologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Engler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at 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, Dr. Engler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Duong studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Duong speaks Vietnamese.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malick is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mushtaha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 pediatrician in Pasadena, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palamountain attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Palamountain is 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's specialty is family medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Arredondo's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arredondo's practice is open to 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 residency.

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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.