We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Pearland, TX.

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

Dr. Carlos Vital practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Vital average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vital's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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 is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks 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 R Ghebranious, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghebranious include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Ghebranious honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Akram A Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Mushtaha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

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

Dr. Martha Gerteisen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Gerteisen has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Jain's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Jain studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Engler's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Engler accepts 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Engler's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Anne Chavez is a general pediatrician in Pearland, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chavez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Acne, Sleep Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci practices family medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci's average patient rating is 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. Porter-Tucci honors. 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadakia is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kadakia completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land.

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

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

Dr. Maria Palasi works as a family practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Palasi include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Palasi is 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 honors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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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