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We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Pearland, TX.

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

Dr. David Engler is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Vital is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Vital attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Ghebranious 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 accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as 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 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. Anne Marie Chavez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9001 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Anne Chavez practices general pediatrics. Dr. Chavez attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chavez takes. 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 practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gerteisen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerteisen studied medicine 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. 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. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kadakia is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. She completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She 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
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Palasi include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palasi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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.