We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna near Plano, TX.

Dr. Howard Champion Crisp II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Howard Crisp practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Crisp include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Crisp has received distinctions including Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Johanna Sison Sison Limsenben, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Limsenben's specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limsenben accepts. She speaks Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Children's Health (Texas).

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All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Unexplained Fever, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2380 Firewheel Parkway; Suite 1100
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Page works as an allergist/immunologist. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Page accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He speaks German. Dr. Page is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Robert Andrew Kotas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kotas works as a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotas include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kotas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. David A Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and CU Medicine.

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Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4001 West 15th Street; Building 3 Suite 225
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan's practice 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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