We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Pearland, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway; Suite L
Pearland, 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. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria, Suite 370; Medical Plaza, Building 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Vital include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 works as an internist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for residency. 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 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. Anne Marie Chavez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9001 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Anne Chavez practices general pediatrics. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chavez is 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She 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. Gerteisen takes. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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 clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadakia is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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 attended Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice 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 Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter-Tucci accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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 works as a family medicine physician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Patients rated Dr. Palasi highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Palasi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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.