We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna near Plano, TX.

Dr. David Albert Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz is a specialist in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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

Dr. Johanna Limsenben is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Limsenben highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limsenben include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Limsenben is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Chinese.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Crisp's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crisp takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Crisp trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Crisp has received professional recognition including the following: Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
6853 Coit Road; Suite #100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Majeed is a pediatrician in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Majeed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Page works as an allergist/immunologist. He is conversant in German. His areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Page is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kotas's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahlavan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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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