We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Open Access near Pearland, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway; Suite L
Pearland, 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. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed works as a general internist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javed studied medicine at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Employment Issues

Dr. Amir Ramsis Ghebranious, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ghebranious's clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Ghebranious is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, 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. Mahendra G Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Jain practices general internal medicine. Dr. Jain has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts. Dr. Jain's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Marie Chavez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9001 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Anne Chavez's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Chavez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chavez attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Acne, Sleep Problems, Asthma

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen 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. 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. Dr. Ahmed's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is accepting 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Kadakia graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and then she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Her areas of expertise include pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kadakia 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. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci practices family medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Porter-Tucci has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Palasi include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palasi honors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid ... (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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