We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Pasadena, TX.

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

Dr. David Engler works as an allergist/immunologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Engler is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler studied medicine 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Engler's office for an appointment.

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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 allergist/immunologist. Dr. Malick's clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Akram Mushtaha's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mushtaha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Mushtaha is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Shea Palamountain's specialty is general pediatrics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palamountain accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Palamountain attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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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