We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Cigna FocusIn HSA Silver 2700 near Plano, TX.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Crisp's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His training includes a residency program at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crisp include: 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, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Johanna Limsenben's medical specialty is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Limsenben is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limsenben include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Limsenben attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Robert Kotas' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Kotas speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kotas studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Richard Page's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Page is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. David Schwartz's specialties are adult cardiology, adult pulmonology, and preventive medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Schwartz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at 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 professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
4716 Alliance Boulevard, Baylor Medical Pavilion Ii; Suite 775
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Curry works as a critical care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curry include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and bronchitis. Dr. Curry is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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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