We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Coventry near Pearland, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway; Suite L
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler accepts 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler 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 - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria, Suite 370; Medical Plaza, Building 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital is an allergy & immunology specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Vital's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gerteisen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahendra G Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Jain works as a general internist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jain is an in-network provider 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. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupali Narendra Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rupali Kadakia is a physician who specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College, she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kadakia's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadakia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Porter-Tucci's residency was performed at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci accepts. Dr. Porter-Tucci is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Melita Palasi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Palasi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palasi accepts. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Palasi's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tram Huynh Tran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Tram Tran's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and pap test. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tran at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tran welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pap Test, Hypertension, 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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